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 …