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When someone has just passed away

When someone has just passed away

When a loved one or someone close to you has passed away, if possible, try to find a relative or friend to help you cope with your grief and with making the arrangements ahead.

Within 5 days, you will have to register the person’s death, usually at the nearest Registry Office to where they have died. This is probably the last thing you will feel like doing, but the registration should be done by the next of kin, a near relative or the executor of the will.

This is the only action you must undertake in person. Thereafter, your funeral director will handle all the arrangements for you.

When someone has been ill and dies at home, the first thing to do is to call the doctor who has been looking after them and then a funeral director who will advise you. The GP can issue the medical certificate of the cause of death.

If a doctor on call or senior nursing professional comes to the house instead, they can issue a statement saying that death has occurred. In either case, you can ask the funeral director to collect the person right away.

Dying at home

Most hospitals and hospices have bereavement or family liaison officers. They will offer you emotional support and practical advice about what to do next. Once you have called us, we will liaise with the hospital or home to make the necessary arrangements for you.

At some point in the next five days you have to register the death, but you can come and see us before that if it’s more convenient.

Death in professional care

Get the right help in this difficult time. Call our caring funeral directors in Pembrokeshire on:

01437 763821

Dove

When someone has died unexpectedly or the doctor is not certain of the cause of death, the situation will often be referred to the Coroner’s Office.

It’s still a good idea to contact your funeral director at an early stage. A provisional date can be set, some arrangements put in place and we will liaise with the Coroner’s Office for you and confirm the date for the funeral.

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