An expected death at home

For immediate help or advice please call 0116 2788868

when calling this number, you will speak directly to a member of our family who will help you through every stage of the process and answer any questions you may have.

  1. When someone dies at home

Contact somebody who is able to certify the death:

  • The Deceased’s General Practitioner (G.P) by calling the surgeries emergency number
  • The Doctor that attended the deceased in their last illness
  • Ambulance Staff if you have called out an emergency service

If the Doctor certifies the death, he will provide you with a Medical Certificate, which you are required to present to the Registrar when Registering the Death. If another party certifies the death, they will provide you with a document for you to present to the doctor, who will then provide you with the Medical Certificate.

If the doctor isn’t happy with the circumstances of the death, they may well refer the death to Coroner.

Contact friends and family

It’s best to contact any friends and family you feel need to know about the death, at this point. They may wish to visit your loved one at home, before they’re taken to the Chapel of Rest.

For immediate help or advice please call 0116 2788868 24 hours