What To Do When A Death Occurs

Death at the deceased's own home

Contact the family doctor. (Inform the doctor if cremation is planned as a second doctor will then have to view the body at the funeral home). The doctor who attended the deceased will issue a 'medical certificate of cause of death'.

If death occurs in hospital

The 'medical certificate of cause of death' will be issued by the hospital doctor.

Death in a residential or nursing home

The deceased's doctor will issue the 'medical certificate of cause of death'. This can be collected from the nursing home or the doctor's surgery.

In all cases the 'medical certificate of cause of death' is given to the next of kin so that the death can be registered at the Register Office.

We can arrange to collect your loved one and take them to our Chapel of Rest.

St. Albans Funeral Services