Bereavement services

Bereavement is a difficult process to go through and we can provide you with guidance on what to do when someone dies.

Expected deaths

If the death occurs in hospital, the hospital staff will contact the person named by the deceased as next of kin. This is usually a relative, though it does not have to be.

The hospital will offer guidance and take care of most of the legal matters such as certifying the death. The body will be kept in the hospital mortuary until the executor arranges for it to be taken away.

Outside of the hospital, if the death was expected, you should contact the doctor who attended the deceased during their final illness.