If the death is expected, and occurs at home you will need to contact the family doctor (or out of hours). Once a doctor or medical practitioner has attended, please contact us and we will be able to provide guidance and support and will, when you are ready, remove the deceased to our
Chapel of Rest.
If the death occurs in a hospice, nursing or residential home, the staff or residential home, the staff will contact the doctor and the next of kin.
The doctor will normally issue A Medical Certificate Of Cause Of Death and a formal notice which informs you of how and where to register.
If the death was sudden or unexpected, or if the doctor cannot issue a death certificate for any reason, then the matter will need to be referred to the coroner.
If this is the case then the doctor will inform the coroner who will then arrange for the police to attend the place of death. The police will attend all sudden, unexplained & accidental deaths and there attendance is simply routine & should not cause any concern.
The police will take the necessary arrangements for the deceased’s body to be moved to a hospital, mortuary for post mortem examination.