The hospital bereavement officer or member of nursing staff will speak to you and arrange for a hospital doctor to issue the Medical Certificate which will then need to be taken to the Registrar.

If the appointment with the registrar has not been made by the hospital bereavement officer, we will make an appointment on your behalf or advise you of the registrar’s telephone number, and give you any guidance you will need regarding registration and the wider funeral arrangements.

We may ask whether the funeral is to be a burial or a cremation, this is simply because we will need to request additional documentation from the hospital on your behalf.

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