What to do? Call 0161 637 7550 (24 hours)
At this most stressful time it can be difficult to know what to do first, who to contact and what paperwork you’ll need. The details below are just a brief overview and we can be contacted on 0161 637 7550 for more guidance:
The doctor or surgery that has been treating your relative should be contacted. Once the doctor has attended he will ask you to contact a funeral director to come to your home – we will come at any time of day or night. The doctor will then prepare a ‘medical certificate of cause of death’ for you to collect from the surgery.
“We always use a discreet private ambulance vehicle when we are called to attend”
Please note that if the Doctor is unable to prepare the medical certificate or cannot be contacted for any reason then the death will be referred to the Coroner and the Police will need to be contacted to coordinate the transfer of the deceased on behalf of the Coroner to the Hospital Mortuary.
At a Nursing Home or Hospice
Simply ask the matron or staff member in charge to contact us directly, and we can then discuss the funeral arrangements with you once you feel ready to do so.
Most Hospitals provide families with a bereavement handbook which will contain the contact details for The Bereavement Service Team .The Team will need to be contacted, usually the following working day to discuss collection of the relevant documentation. You can still call us as soon as you feel ready to do so.
Deaths Reported to HM Coroner
Any sudden or unexpected deaths are referred to the Coroner. The Police will need to be contacted to coordinate the transfer of the deceased on behalf of the Coroner to the Hospital Mortuary. The requirement for a post mortem will be assessed according to the Ministry of Justice guidelines. Since the Coroner will be establishing the cause of death they will keep you informed as to when you will be able to register. Please still contact us as soon as you feel able to do so. You do not have to wait for the Coroners decision to speak to us and so can call us as soon as you feel ready to do so.
You are under no obligation to appoint the Funeral Director who has carried out the transfer on behalf of the Coroner.
Standfield Centre Boothstown Worsley Manchester M28 1FB
Local Independent Funeral Director providing a local Independent funeral service in Boothstown,
Walkden, Worsley, Ellenbrook, Little Hulton, Astley, Swinton, Wardley, Monton and surrounding areas