When someone dies

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What to do when someone dies

Making the first call after someone has died is often the hardest thing to do. At Neville Funeral Service calls are answered personally at all times by our own staff. We are able to attend to the moving of the deceased from the place of death and to begin making funeral arrangements. A funeral director is always available to deal with any questions or queries you might have.

At home

When someone dies in their own home the doctor who last visited the deceased will need to be contacted. The doctor may or may not visit to confirm death but they will advise you if it is appropriate to contact a funeral director. When the doctor has given their permission we can arrange to move the deceased to our chapels of rest if required.

When someone dies suddenly or unexpectedly the death may be reported to HM Coroner. There will be no certificate of cause of death. Additionally there may be an inquest. The Coroner or the Coroners officers (who act on their behalf) will be able to advise you of all the procedures and will also tell you when you can go to the registrars.

In hospital

When someone dies in hospital it is not necessary for us to attend immediately. However, many people find it helpful to contact us, enabling us to begin the necessary arrangements for the funeral and put people's minds at ease.

Away from home

If someone dies away from home, arranging a funeral can seem like an impossible task. We at Neville Funeral Service have many years of experience of arranging funerals where people have died either elsewhere in the United Kingdom or abroad. Our staff will advise and guide you every step of the way.