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020 8989 0493

info@compassionatefunerals.co.uk

89a Aldersbrook Road

Wanstead

London

E12 5DG

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AFTER DEATH OCCURS

When a person dies:

In a hospital or hospice:

The bereavement team will be on hand to offer initial advice and support. Once you have registered the death, we can go and collect the person who has died. 

At home or in a care home:

A doctor will need to come and certify the death before we can collect the person who has died. 

If the death was unexpected:

Or if the person has not seen their GP in the last 14 days, their death will be reported to the coroner, who may action a post-mortem or an inquest. 

What to do first:

Registering the death

You will need to make an appointment to register the death with your local registry office within five days.

We can help you complete this should you need any assistance, but we recommend reading through this guidance on the government’s advice page.

 What to do next:

 Arranging a Funeral

Following registration, the choice between arranging a burial or a cremation, selecting a natural burial ground or an alternative kind of service is a very personal one and may be influenced by your family tradition, religion, or based on the wishes of the loved one you are laying to rest.

 

It may also be influenced by your financial position.

 

As your selected Funeral Director, we will work with you to ensure you stay within your financial means. 

See HERE for more information.

See our video series for more information: 

Do I have to register the death before arranging the funeral?

What to do when a relative

dies at a hospital?

What do I need to

register the death?

What to do when

a relative dies at home?

Which Registrar should I use 

to register a death?

What do I do when

a Coroner is involved? 

Funeral Options 

As your selected Funeral Director, we want to help you understand fully the wide range of options available to you, and how we can help you obtain the support you need at this crucial time.

 

 

These options include:

BURIAL
CREMATION
COFFINS & 
SHROUDS
BELIEFS
& RELIGION
RECEPTION &
WAKE LOCATION
BURIAL LOCATION
FLOWERS
VEHICLE
CHARITABLE GIVING 
LEGAL & FINANCIAL AID

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The Doctor says that they can’t issue Medical Cert of Death. 

We are not religious,

do we need a vicar?

Have you got any more questions?