When a loved one dies it can not only be a sad time but also very confusing. Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors can help you through this time and advise and assist you to make the funeral arrangements less stressful.
Whether a death occurs in a hospital, rest home or at a private residence a doctor needs to certify the death by completing a Medical Certificate of Causes of Death.
If a loved one has passed away in a hospital or rest home, the staff will be able to assist with the medical details, however you will need to make contact with the funeral provider of your choice.
If someone passes away at home then the following steps should be taken:
If the death occurred in an accident, or was unexpected then the police and coroner will need to be involved. The family is under no obligation to use the funeral provider contracted for the original transfer of the deceased.
For information or advice please click here or Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors on (03) 578 4719.