If the death was unexpected

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.

We advise that if the death was unexpected, to call the police, who will guide you through the next steps. Usually the death will be referred to Coroner. After speaking with the Police, please contact us via telephone 0116 2788868, and we can start liaising with Coroner on your behalf.

The Coroner will decide whether a Post Mortem examination will be ordered

If there is to be no Inquest the Coroner will send us the documentation necessary to Register the Death directly to the Register Office.

Funeral Director will receive confirmation from the Coroner’s Office that the deceased may be released for the funeral to take place.  The Funeral Director will transfer the deceased from the Hospital Mortuary to our Chapel of Rest .

If an inquest is ordered by the Coroner will issue five interim Death Certificates to you and will send the necessary documentation to the Funeral Director to enable the funeral to take place.  It will not be possible to Register the death until the Inquest has taken place.

When the inquest has taken place the Coroner will send the necessary documentation directly to the Register Office to enable you to Register the Death.

For immediate help or advice please call 0116 2788868