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Bereavement Information

Bereavement Information

In Times of Bereavement

If Death Occurs At Home

1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

2. Contact a funeral director.

3. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).

4. Take this to the Registrar’s Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrar’s Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

5. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

 

If The Death Occurs In Hospital

1. Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required.

2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 - 5 as above

 

Note For Cremation 

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care http://www.cruse.org.uk/ is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and N. Ireland. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance societies care of bereaved people.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

The local Cruse Centre is at St Marys church Hall,, Church Road, Ashford Kent TN24 9DQ and phone no: 0844 800 9104.



 
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