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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. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).

4. Take this to the Registrars Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrars Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

5. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate for you to give 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.

Bereavement Support Services

CRUSE

Bereavement support charity

Info, online/phone support –covers bereavement in children & different faith groups.

www.crusescotland.org.uk

0845 600 2227

 

MACMILLAN & MARIE CURIE

 

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIEND

Support for bereaved parents & families following death of a child-regardless of age or cause of death

www.tcf.org.uk/content/for-the-bereaved

 

WINSTON’S WISH

Info on supporting children when bereaved

www.winstonswish.org

 

MUCH LOVED

Website which brings together different bereavement support organisations – helps find most relevant support agencies

https://www.muchloved.com/gateway/grief-resources/specialist-bereavement-support-organisations

 

CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK

When a child or baby dies (any age) & for children affected by bereavement

www.childbereavementuk.org

352-9995 or 0800 0288840

 



 
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