Our service to you starts when you contact us, whether by telephone or calling personally and often extends way beyond the day of the funeral.
Should death occur at home there is usually a kind friend, neighbour or relative able to attend to duties in the sick room. Inform the family doctor/deputising service who will attend to certify death.
They may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when they visit the house or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose. Following the doctors visit we will arrange to remove the deceased to our private chapel of rest.
If death occurs in hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital bereavement officer for the Medical Certificate of Death not your family doctor.
In cases where the death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. No doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. This will be sent directly to the registrar’s office in the district where death occurred following a post mortem examination. The Coroner and his officers are working in your interests and will keep in close contact with you throughout this procedure.