Upon Death

Our List here will guide you through what to do or, what will happen, when somebody dies at Home, in a Residential Care, Nursing home or at Hospital. We have also included here information on how to register a death and many useful contact numbers and address for help and support for anyone in bereavement. Together with how to obtain financial support.

At Home

Inform the Doctor As soon as possible inform the doctor that the death has occurred. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death when he/she visits the house, or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose  

In Hospital

When death happens in hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the hospital for the Medical Certificate of Death and not your family doctor.

The Coroner

In cases where death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. The Coroners and their officers are working in your interest. No doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. This will be issued by the Coroner to the Registrar’s Office in the district where the death occurred, after contact has been made with the Coroner’s Office.

How to Register a Death

Who can Register Close relative of the deceased Relative in attendance during illness A relative living in the district where death occurred A person present at death The person arranging the funeral Documents Required Medical Certificate of Death Medical Card if available Birth Certificate & information regarding date of birth Information Required to Register Date and place of death Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable) Date and place of birth Occupation and home address If married, full name Read More …

Planning Ahead

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Contacting Us

Woollard and Kent are Independent Family owned Funeral Directors With offices in Whitstable and Canterbury, conducting funerals throughout local areas, across Kent and the UK. We are available to help you 24 hours, everyday of the year including Christmas Day. On Our Contact Page will be able to see the many different ways you can make contact with us and when and where you can meet us.  

Our Contact Details

We are dedicated and professional; we provide a personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If a death has occurred outside of normal working hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm please call 01227 772300 Our office in Whitstable is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm 128 Tankerton Road, Whitstable CT5 2AN Tel: 01227 772300 Our office in Canterbury is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm 122 Wincheap, Canterbury, Read More …

A Greener Goodbye

So many people are aware that they wish to be kinder to the planet even after they have died that they would like to ensure that the service they receive in saying goodbye is more appropriate to their beliefs and environment. Here you will be able to see how that can be conducted. The dramatic rise of environmental awareness over the past few decades has led to the rise in interest in eco-friendly funerals. With emission and phosphate concerns and Read More …

Woollard & Kent

Please be reassured that when we say “Here to help you when you need us” we really mean it. On this site you will find: Our Services: In this section, we will guide you through what is involved in arranging funeral and ideas for you to think about. The different types of funerals & styles of services. You can browse our coffin and casket range, local Churches, Crematoriums, ministers, celebrants, and browse floral tributes. The costs: Here we will show Read More …