Depending on the location of your loved ones death, there are different procedures to follow and different people to inform.
If at home,
you must contact a doctor and arrange for them to pay you a visit. If there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, the doctor will give you a Medical Certificate of Death.
If in hospital,
it is likely that they will supply you with the Medical Certificate of Death and inform you as to where the registration of death should take place.
If in a Nursing Home, Care Home or Hospice, you will be informed by the hospice or home as to where the Medical Certificate of Death can be collected from. If the death is sudden, suspicious or unexplained the police may be called and a doctor will also attend the scene. A post mortem examination may be carried out in the public mortuary. We advise that you contact your chosen funeral director as soon as possible, enabling them to be taken to the chapel of rest as soon as possible.