If someone dies at home, the deceased GP should be contacted to visit and confirm the patient has passed away. If they die in hospital. The doctor attending the deceased will issue the medical certificate needed. Find out more about what happens when someone dies.
Contact the deceased’s GP. They will visit and confirm that the patient has passed away and issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You should then contact A & J Morriss & Sons on 020 8654 099024hrs – see contact page to make arrangements for the removal of the deceased to their Chapel of Rest.
Generally, the doctor attending the deceased will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. The Hospital Administrator will advise you where and when the certificate will be made available for collection. You will need to speak to the Patients Affairs Office – they will issue various documents enabling you to proceed with contacting a funeral director.
The first steps after someone dies is the doctor certifying the cause of death and issuing a certificate. The death must then be registered with your local registrar, who issues a death certificate. Read our guidance about the full process when someone dies.
A direct cremation is a straightforward cremation that doesn’t involve a formal ceremony or service. The deceased is transported to the crematorium where the cremation takes place and then the ashes are returned. Find out more about direct cremation.
A simple funeral is a low-cost alternative to a traditional funeral. It involves a cremation at the Croydon crematorium, traditional hearse for the deceased and a simple coffin. Find out more about Simple Funerals.
When there isnt a doctor who can issue a cause of death, or the cause of death is unknown or suspicious, a coroner may be involved. Read more about why a coroner might get involved and the process of working with a coroner.
Funerals are a very personal choice. Although direct cremations are more cost effective that full funerals, it’s not for everyone. Talk to us about how we can help you choose the right funeral for you and your loved one.
If a loved one dies overseas, you will need to work with a repatriation company to bring your loved one back. We offer repatriation services and are able to bring loved ones back easily and respectfully from wherever they are in the world. Find out more.
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