( 24 Hours ) When A Death Occurs….

At Home

Contact the family doctor (or the doctor on call) who will come to your home to certify the death and will issue a ‘Medical Certificate’, which in time must be taken to the registrars. Once the doctor has attended most families prefer for their loved one to be conveyed to our chapel of rest. This can be arranged by telephoning us at any time of the day or night. We will then work with you to arrange the collection of the medical certificate and give advice on the registration.

“We always use an exceptionally smart and discreet vehicle when we are called to attend”.

At a Nursing or Residential Home

The above procedure is likely to have taken place with your permission by the senior in charge, Warden or Matron, who will be able to advise you of the whereabouts of the ‘Medical Certificate’.

In a Hospital

The nursing staff or administrative officer will advise you when and from where to collect the ‘Medical Certificate’.

In the event of a death which is sudden or unexpected

The Police will attend to coordinate the removal of the body, on behalf of the coroner, to the public mortuary. The coroner will be informed and the requirement for a post mortem assessed according to Ministry of Justice guidelines.

You are under no obligation to appoint the Funeral Director who has carried out the removal on behalf of the Coroner.


Local Coroners Contact Details

Gwent District
Victoria Chambers
11 Clytha Park Road
Newport
Gwent
NP20 4PB
Tel: 01633 264194