Whether a death occurs at home, in hospital or in a public place, the first person who should be contacted is a doctor. If someone dies in a public or private hospital, the attending doctor will usually sign the death certificate. Once a death has been confirmed, your family is able to contact Collier Trenerry who will guide you through the process of arranging your loved ones funeral and importantly transfer them from the place of death into our care.
If a death occurs as the result of an accident, unexpectedly or from non-natural causes the death must be reported to the coroner. This is normally done by the police, ambulance or hospital authority.
When making funeral arrangements with one of Collier Trenerry consultants, information is needed to register the death of your loved one. In order to complete the documentation we need to know:
Once Collier Trenerry have registered the death with Births, Deaths and Marriages a certified copy of the death certificate can be obtained within fourteen days. This certificate is usually necessary for the completion of any legal and financial matters.
Please use our Death Registration Statement as a reference for what is needed.
To assist in finalising your loved ones affairs, there are people and organisations that may need to be contacted at the time of death. By doing this it may also ensure that you get the help and guidance you need.
We have developed a check list which some families have found helpful.