Hunmanby Surgery

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In Times of Bereavement

If Death Occurs At Home

  1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.
  2. Contact a funeral director.
  3. The doctor’s Medical Certificate of Death will have been sent electronically and via post to the Registrar’s Office.
  4. The Registrar’s Office (for the area in which the death took place) will contact you via telephone.
  5. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate and send this to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If The Death Occurs In Hospital

  1. Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required.
  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 – 5 as above

Note For Cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

Please click the link for details of local bereavement group.