YOUR PERSONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Here to support, guide and advise you every step of the way
The death of a loved one can be extremely difficult to process, and it's hard to know what to do next. It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what to do when someone dies. We can guide you through the key steps after a death, offering you help and support at such a difficult time. If a death occurs, contact us day or night, and we shall arrange for your loved one to be brought into our care. We will liaise with you at your convenience to discuss the funeral arrangements.
The initial meeting can be held in our office, or by appointment you can arrange a home visit. We are able to provide a full range of services at competitive prices so please call us for a quote. We cover all areas of Warrington.
INITIAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE
Preparing you for the following step after the passing of a loved one
- Full name of the deceased
- Date and place of the death
- The deceased’s last home address
- The deceased’s date of birth
- The deceased’s place of birth
- Occupation of the deceased
- Whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension or other benefits
- Full name, date of birth and occupation of the deceased’s spouse or civil partner documents required
- Medical certificate of cause of death
- The deceased’s birth certificate
- The deceased’s marriage certificate if applicable
THE CORONER'S INVOLVEMENT
- The cause of death is not known
- The deceased was not attended by a doctor during their final illness
- Death was sudden and unexplained
- The doctor treating the deceased had not seen them in the 14 days prior to death or after death
- Death occurred during an operation or before the person came out of the anaesthetic
- The death was caused by industrial injury or disease
- Death was violent or unnatural, or occurred under suspicious circumstances
- The death occurred as a result of violence, neglect, abortion or any kind of poisoning
WHO CAN REGISTER A DEATH?
- A relative of the deceased
- The person who witnessed the death
- The occupier of the residence where the death occurred
- The person responsible for making the funeral arrangements obtaining a medical certificate of cause of death
WHAT TO DO IF:
THE DEATH OCCURED AT HOME
You will need to contact the deceased’s doctor that the death has occurred. Once he has verified the death, he will issue the medical certificate.
THE DEATH OCCURED AT A NURSING HOME
A qualified member of the staff or doctor will verify the death. The medical certificate will then be issued by the doctor and a member of staff at the nursing home will let you know where this can be collected.
THE DEATH OCCURED AT THE HOSPITAL
The nursing staff will verify the death and the doctor in charge will issue the medical certificate, the bereavement office will then be in touch to arrange for you to contact the registry office. Registration of the death is usually required to be done within 5 days of the death.
THE DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED
Dial 999 for an ambulance and they will guide you through the next steps. As death was unexpected, the police will be called, and they must report the death to the coroner. Once the death has been verified the coroner will call his chosen funeral directors who will take the deceased to the local mortuary. We must wait then for further instructions from the coroner.
THE DEATH WAS DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES
If the postmortem examination shows that the death was due to natural causes, the coroner will send the necessary paperwork directly to the register office.
THE CORONER DECIDES TO HOLD AN INQUEST
The death cannot be registered until after the inquest has been completed. They will, however, issue you with an interim death certificate that will be accepted by most banks and building societies. The coroner will also issue the funeral director with the necessary forms for the funeral to take place.
When you lose a close one, it’s hard. So, making the funeral arrangements is just an added pressure, having someone there to help and guide you through it as well as then making everything go to plan is an incredible support, this is what Helen was for my family & I. She couldn’t have been more supportive, even after the funeral. I would have no hesitation on recommending Helen and her business to anyone. Thanks again