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When
Someone Dies

Following a bereavement there are decisions to make and procedures to follow which can seem overwhelming. We are here to help and guide you through each step of the process. If you need immediate help, please contact us and we will be happy to advise.

When Someone Dies at home

At Home

When a death occurs at home, your family GP is the first point of contact.

A doctor will visit to formally confirm the death. If the cause of death is clear, they will issue a medical certificate of death and you can contact us.

If the cause of death is unclear, the doctor will refer to the coroner.

In Hospital

When a death occurs in hospital, staff will contact you. They will arrange for a doctor to issue the medical certificate of death and a release form to be signed by the next of kin. When all necessary paperwork has been completed, we can collect the deceased and transport to our chapel of rest.

When Someone Dies in hospital
When Someone Dies in a nursing home

In a Nursing Home

When a death occurs in a nursing home, the staff will contact the doctor for them to visit the deceased. Next of kin will be informed and arrangements made for the medical certificate of death. They will then contact us on your behalf to collect the deceased and move to our private chapel of rest.

Unexpected Deaths

When someone dies unexpectedly, the coroner will be contacted. The main duties of the coroner are to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths, and in some cases there may be a post-mortem examination or inquest. Following this, the coroner will forward the death certificate to the registrar of births, deaths and marriages to enable you to register the death. Funeral arrangements can then be made as usual.

When Someone Dies unexpectedly
When Someone Dies away from home

Away from Home

When someone dies away from home, the formalities will be completed by a doctor or hospital staff in that area. Arrangements can be made by us to bring the deceased home.

Deaths Overseas

When someone dies abroad, you’ll need to contact the local British Embassy in the country where the person died. They will help to guide you through the next steps.

Once the deceased has arrived in the UK, the coroner will need to be notified and they will decide whether further investigation is required.

When Someone Dies overseas

When Someone Dies at home

At Home

When a death occurs at home, your family GP is the first point of contact.

A doctor will visit to formally confirm the death. If the cause of death is clear, they will issue a medical certificate of death and you can contact us.

If the cause of death is unclear, the doctor will refer to the coroner.

When Someone Dies in hospital

In Hospital

When a death occurs in hospital, staff will contact you. They will arrange for a doctor to issue the medical certificate of death and a release form to be signed by the next of kin. When all necessary paperwork has been completed, we can collect the deceased and transport to our chapel of rest.

When Someone Dies in a nursing home

In a Nursing Home

When a death occurs in a nursing home, the staff will contact the doctor for them to visit the deceased. Next of kin will be informed and arrangements made for the medical certificate of death. They will then contact us on your behalf to collect the deceased and move to our private chapel of rest.

When Someone Dies unexpectedly

Unexpected Deaths

When someone dies unexpectedly, the coroner will be contacted. The main duties of the coroner are to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths, and in some cases there may be a post-mortem examination or inquest. Following this, the coroner will forward the death certificate to the registrar of births, deaths and marriages to enable you to register the death. Funeral arrangements can then be made as usual.

When Someone Dies away from home

Away from Home

When someone dies away from home, the formalities will be completed by a doctor or hospital staff in that area. Arrangements can be made by us to bring the deceased home.

When Someone Dies overseas

Deaths Overseas

When someone dies abroad, you’ll need to contact the local British Embassy in the country where the person died. They will help to guide you through the next steps.

Once the deceased has arrived in the UK, the coroner will need to be notified and they will decide whether further investigation is required.

How to Register a Death

All deaths in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 5 days, and within 8 days for Scotland.

You can register the death by making an appointment at your local Registrar’s Office. The registrar will need to see relevant documents before they can provide you with the death certificate. However, we can start making arrangements immediately, so please get in touch for advice and support.