What to do when a death occurs

Following a bereavement there are a lot of things to do and many people to contact. 

The procedure depends on the circumstances surrounding the loss of a loved one.

If the death occurs at home a doctor should be contacted as soon as possible. 

Once the doctor has given authorisation, we will at your request bring the deceased person into our care.

If the death occurs in a hospital, hospice or nursing home, you can contact us directly and we will take care of all the practical matters.

When a death is sudden, unexpected or the result of an accident it will be reported to the Coroner for further investigation.

This will probably mean a delay of 2 or 3 days before we can help you make definite funeral arrangements.

However if you wish to contact us as soon as possible after death we can guide you through the whole process.

Simply call us and we can help.

The only part of the process we are not permitted to do for you is the registration of the death.