Contact the deceased’s G.P who will come to your home to certify that death has taken place, if the G.P can determine the cause of death, he or she will issue a death certificate. Once the Doctor has attended you can then telephone us and we will at a time convenient for you, convey the deceased to our Chapel of Rest this can be arranged at any time of the day or night by telephone.
At Hospital, Nursing Home or Residential Home
A member of nursing staff or the administration officer will advise you when and from where to collect the death certificate.
It is in the general interest of the community that a sudden or unexplained death should be investigated, this is the role of the Coroner, he or she will be involved when no Doctor has treated the deceased within 14 days prior to the death, when the death occurred during an operation or when the death might be due to industrial injury or disease.
We will provide a Home Office booklet with full details of the Coroners procedure should you require one.