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When A Death Occurs

At Home

When someone dies at home you should call their Doctor (G.P) who will issue Medical Certificate for the cause of death, which in time must be taken to the registrars. Once the doctor has attended most families prefer for their loved one to be conveyed to our chapel of rest. This can be arranged by telephoning us at any time of the day or night.

In Professional Care

The above procedure is likely to have taken place with your permission by the senior in charge, nursing staff or administrative officer who will be able to advise you on how to obtain a Medical Certificate. Once you have called us, we will liaise with the Care Home or Hospital to make the necessary arrangements for you. You should register the death within 5 days, but may contact us or come to see us beforehand if you would like to discuss the funeral arrangements. When you register, you will normally receive a green certificate which will enable us to take the deceased person into our care.

Sudden Or Unexpected Death

In the event of a death which is sudden or unexpected, the Police will attend to coordinate the removal of the body, on behalf of the coroner, to the public mortuary. The coroner will be informed and the requirement for a post mortem assessed according to Ministry of Justice guidelines.