The Chiromo Funeral Parlour strives to ensure the process of laying to rest of a loved one proceeds in a smooth manner as is possible. In that endevour, please find some useful information on the general process to follow in case of loss of a loved one.
What you need to know in times of bereavement:
If the death occurs at home
When death takes place at home there is usually a nurse, kind friend, neighbour or relative available to attend duties in the sick room.
Inform the Doctor
As soon as possible inform the doctor that the death has occurred. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when they visit the house, or if it is a locum doctor you have to collect it from your surgery after the GP has been informed.
When death occurs in Hospital
When death happens in hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital for the Medical Certificate of Death and not your family doctor.
In cases where the death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. The Coroners and their officers are working in your interest. No doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. The Coroner will send this to the Registrar’s Office in the district where the death occurred.