A hospital Doctor who has been closely involved with the care of your loved one will complete a medical certificate, which states the cause of death.
Phone the hospital and ask for the bereavement office to find out when the medical certificate will be ready for you to collect.
Once you know when you can collect the certificate, telephone the local registrars office to make an appointment to register the death (take the medical certificate with you.)
Contact us so that we can answer any questions you may have, and so that we can arrange to bring your loved one back to our chapel of rest.
If the death was at home you will need to contact your loved ones doctor so that they can confirm the death and then issue you with a medical certificate.
If the death happens while in residential care then the staff will deal with the contacting of the doctor.
Contact your loved ones doctor to confirm death.
Whether at home or in residential care just contact us and we will collect your loved one and bring back to our chapel of rest.
Once you have picked up the medical certificate from the doctors surgery, telephone for an appointment to register the death (take the medical certificate with you.)
Where the death is uncertain a coroners post-mortem may be required and you will be informed if this decision has been made. This is a legal requirement. The coroners officer will explain to you the reasons for a post-mortem.
You will not be able to register the death until the coroner has informed you to do so. if you have any concerns or questions regarding this then please contact us.