Resource Kit to Support Sudden and Traumatic Death in New South Wales

A resource kit for workers supporting families, next of kin (NOK) and others after sudden and traumatic death in NSW has been developed to guide workers through the investigation, post mortem and coronial process as a result of a sudden and traumatic death such as those that occurred from a natural disaster.It provides a vast range of services that may assist families they are supporting. It is envisaged this information will; alleviate agency resources, educate workers and minimise the emotional impact on workers by providing helpful links /contacts to key agencies and their resources. Forensic Medicine Branch – Newcastle and NSW Police Force Newcastle Local Area Command (LAC) were consulted during the development of this resource.