If the death was unexpected the first step is to call paramedics and the police. In this instance, the police may wish for the coroner to investigate the passing.
The police will arrange for the deceased to be conveyed to a local hospital where a post-mortem may be required.
Once the coroner’s office has finalised their investigations and a cause of death has been ascertained they will make contact with the next of kin to instruct that the registration can now take place. The Coroner’s office will also ask which funeral director will undertake the funeral arrangements and that a funeral date can now be made.
The loss of a loved one can be a very distressing time whether it was expected or not. If the passing was either at home or a care home the doctor will inform you when to contact us.
If you require our services you can contact us on 01375 672142 or use the contact form ( please note this is only monitored during office hours). Alternatively, you are welcome to visit our High Street branch where an experienced and compassionate member of our team will be available to offer advice.
Private parking is available at the rear of the property with a disabled entrance if required.
Our opening times are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm.
A dedicated team is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can be contacted outside of office hours on 01375 672142.