In the event of a death


The procedure to follow after a death will depend on the circumstances surrounding the death. A Medical Certificate of the cause of Death must be obtained from a doctor. This Certificate will enable you to register the death and obtain the Death Certificate.



Inform the family Doctor as soon as possible that death has occured. He or she may write out the Medical Certificate of the cause of Death upon visiting the home, or request you to attend the surgery for this purpose.



The staff of the hospice or nursing home will inform you of the death of your loved one and will help you obtain the Medical Certificate of the cause of Death. They will also be available to help you with advice until you contact us to make the funeral arrangements



The Hospital staff will inform the next of kin or named person of the death. The deceased will be transferred to the hospital chapel / mortuary. The general office will arrange for the Medical Certificate of the cause of Death to be issued.





Sometimes the coroner will need to be informed when a doctor cannot issue the Medical Certificate of the cause of Death. In these circumstances the Coroners Registrars Office will produce a certificate once the coroner has determined the cause of death. This will be sent by the Coroners Office to the Registrars Office in the district where the death occurred allowing you now to register the death
Procedure to be followed after a death...
When the death occurs at home....
When the death occurs in a hospice or nursing home...
When the death occurs in hospital...
When the death is referred to the Coroner...