What to Do When Someone Dies

The death of a loved one is a distressing and difficult experience, so it is important to know what to do when someone dies.

For more information, get in touch with us today for our advice. We will be happy to answer any queries, so call 01225 833013.

When A Death Occurs at Home or In A Nursing Home

If your loved one passes away at home or in a nursing home, you will need to inform a doctor as soon as possible so they can issue the death certificate. Once the doctor has certified the death you will need to call us so we can arrange for the deceased to be transported to our premises.

When A Death Occurs in A Hospital

If the death takes place in a hospital, the staff will arrange for the completion of the death certificate by one of the attending doctors. If you would like a cremation to take place, then either inform the hospital or contact us so that we can arrange for the additional form (the Cremation Form 4, 5 and 10) to be completed.

When A Coroner Is Involved

If the death was unexpected, sudden or happened under suspicious circumstances, then a coroner will become involved. The doctor may inform the coroner on your behalf. The coroner will arrange for the deceased to be transported to the hospital mortuary to establish a cause of death. Once this has been established, the death certificate will be issued. The deceased will then be released, and we can proceed with the funeral arrangements.

Contact G. Mannings Funeral Directors Today

Contact us today for any more information regarding what to do when a loved one passes away. We are always here to help.