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What to do

WHAT TO DO WHEN A DEATH OCCURS AT HOME

Contact your Doctor (or the Doctor on duty) who will certify that death has taken place and, if he or she is able, issue a death certificate. These days most families prefer that the deceased is conveyed to the Funeral Director's Chapel of Rest at an early stage and this can be arranged at any time of the day or night by telephone.

ATA NURSING OR RESIDENTIAL HOME

The above procedure is likely to have been carried out, with your permission, by the Matron or Warden who will advise of the whereabouts of the death certificate.

IN HOSPITAL

The nursing staff or the appropriate officer will advise you when and from where to collect the death certificate.

In all cases the Death Certificate must be taken to the Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages for official record purposes (see page 4 "Registration").

CAN I DISCUSS A FUNERAL IN ADVANCE?

The nursing staff or the appropriate officer will advise you when and from where to collect the death certificate.

In all cases the Death Certificate must be taken to the Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages for official record purposes (see page 4 "Registration").

CAN I DISCUSS MY OWN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS?

We are always willing to discuss, and put into a confidential file, your own desires regarding your funeral. It can be of considerable benefit to bereaved relatives to know that preliminary discussion and outline arrangements have been dealt with. For instance, if one's choice of burial or cremation has not been made known in advance it may result in much additional anxiety.

If you do have the foresight to make prior arrangement with us it is, of course, advisable to inform your Executors or next of kin.
We are nominated Funeral Directors for Chosen Heritage Limited and Dignity, the leading companies specialising in pre-arranged funeral plans, and will be pleased to discuss your individual requirements.