My Dad died on March 12th in hospital. He had had a fall down the stairs and broken his neck, following this he had surgery but with all his other health issues he was unable to recover. The Dr's said that as Dad had come into hospital following a fall/ accident it would need to be sent to the coroner. We were told it was pretty straight forward & as the Dr's were expecting this outcome there wouldn't really be a need for a post-mortem. The coroner had other ideas and has requested a post-mortem to determine cause of death which is due to happen in the morning. I am beside myself really, that they are putting my Dad through this after all he has already been through. We just want to lay him to rest. I am also concerned that the coroner is then going to request an inquest. I've got no faith in the coroner, we were unable to get through to anyone on the phone so went to the coroner's court to get information as we felt so helpless. There we were met with the most unsympathetic, insensitive people. The senior coroner told us that Dad wasn't the only person who had died and he would get to it when he gets to it. For the last week I have been holding myself together as best I can but I'm crumbling. If anyone has any experience of having to deal with post-mortem, inquest or the coroners court I would appreciate your thoughts.