When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately, these have to be undertaken at a time of great personal distress. The experienced staffs of W. Uden & Sons are available 24 hours a day to advise and support you. The following information is provided to assist you at this difficult time.

If the death occurs in the hospital, the staff will contact the next of kin and a member of the Bereavement Team will What to do when someone diesarrange for you to collect any personal effects, together with the ‘Medical Cause of Death Certificate’. They will also inform you of the procedure for registering the death. The hospital will keep the deceased in their mortuary until you have made arrangements with W. Uden & Sons to transfer your loved one to our nearest private Chapel of Rest.

If the death occurs at home or nursing home and was expected the deceased’s GP will issue the medical certificate and a formal notice that tells you how to register the death. When called, W. Uden & Sons will attend as soon as possible and arrange transfer to our nearest private Chapel of Rest.

When the death is sudden, or the GP has not seen the deceased for some time, the matter may be referred to the Coroner for further enquiries. In such cases the Coroner’s officer will liase with you and provide information about registration.

At W. Uden & Sons a family member is always available to advise and assist you in making these distressing but necessary arrangements. Our permanent uniformed staff will respond promptly to any request for our services.

When you are ready to register the death, please contact your local W. Uden & Sons office and we will advise you on the registry office you will need to contact. Please find all locations & and contact details of your local registry office in our organising a funeral section.

We hope you found this information on how to arrange a funeral helpful.