Our Message To You

We would like to express our condolences to you, your family and friends for the loss of your loved one and appreciate this is a very sad and difficult time.

First Steps

Heritage Funerals are available to you at all times of the day and night to give you guidance and support so you are able to take the first steps following the passing of your loved one.

Please don't hesitate to contact us 24 hours a day to get immediate advice towards your specific situation.

 

The first step you must take is to contact a doctor who can confirm the cause of death. They can then provide a Medical certificate of Cause of Death.  You will need to present this to the Registrar at your appointment.

 

At home

If a person dies at home, contact their GP who will then be able to visit the house and provide a Cause of Death certificate.

In assisted living the staff responsible for the person’s care will arrange a doctor to visit and certify the cause of death.

 

In hospital

 

A doctor there will be able to issue a Medical Certificate of Cause Of Death and an administrator there will advise on where to collect the papers. The Patients’ Affairs/Bereavement Office will then issue papers and helpful documents to aid the process and funeral arrangements.

 

 

In all cases, once the doctor has certified the cause of death, we suggest contacting us at Selsdon & District for advice on the next steps.