What to do when a death occurs?

What to do when a death occurs?

At Home – Contact the doctor and make arrangements for him or her to visit. In the case of an expected death, the doctor will give you a Medical Certificate of Death.

In Hospital – The hospital will give you the Medical Certificate of Death and tell you where registration should take place.

In a Nursing Home, Care Home or Hospice – The home or hospice will contact you and inform you where the Medical Certificate of Death may be collected from.

If death is sudden, suspicious, accidental or unexplained the police should be called, they will arrange for a doctor to attend the scene. The deceased will be taken to the public mortuary where a post mortem examination will normally be carried out.

In any of the above circumstances contact your chosen Funeral Director as soon as possible so that the deceased may be taken to the Chapel of Rest.

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