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If your loved one passes away expectedly then the nursing staff will ask for the details of your chosen Funeral Director who will liaise with us directly and we will arrange to bring your loved one into our care.
At Bespoke Funeral Care, First for Care means we will always keep you informed of when your loved one is safe in our Chapel of Rest and through every step of the way we will be there for you whenever you need us.
If the Doctor in attendance cannot state the cause of death, he or she will inform Her Majesty’s Coroner who will arrange to examine the deceased. Your initial contact in the event of an unexpected death or suspicious death, should be with the Police.
We are always here to support you if you need us at anytime. If you would prefer our team at Bespoke Funeral Care to take your loved one to the Coroner’s Chapel of Rest, please inform the Police Officer in attendance and we can then liaise with the Police for this to happen. In the majority of cases, death will be attributed to natural causes and therefore there will be no need for a post-mortem. The Coroner will forward the Death Certificate to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to enable you to register the death.
As soon as you are informed from the Coroner that your loved one can be taken to the funeral directors, contact us and we can then arrange for your loved one to be brought into our care.
A death must be registered by law within five days of death unless there is a delay with the Doctor or Coroner withholding or failing to provide a medical certificate of the cause of death. Usually, the death is registered in the area where the death occurred.
Once you have the Medical Certificate from the Doctor an appointment should be made to register the death. We can help you find your nearest Register Office in which you should register the death by speaking with us and we will guide you through this process.
The Registrar will then issue you a Certificate for Burial or Cremation, often referred to as the “Green Form”. This form should be handed to your Funeral Director. A White Certificate is issued and this can be used in any liaison with the Department for Work and Pensions. The Registrar will also, on request, issue copies of the Registrar’s entry (your form of the death certificate) which is required for Banks, Building Societies, Insurance Companies, etc.
The following people can register a death and collect the Death Certificate: