What Happens Next?
Depending on the circumstances the initial steps can vary.
Death at home/Care home
When an expected death occurs you will need to contact their local GP or ring 101 if out of working hours. A medical specialist will then arrange to attend and complete the necessary administration so that we can then bring your loved one into our care promptly.
If the death was unexpected the coroner could possibly become involved, and we will liaise with them accordingly. The police may also need notifying
Death in a hospital
Along with the hospital bereavement team, we will guide you on this process. The bereavement team will issue a medical certificate which is required to register the death and enable us to bring the deceased into our care.
Death out of the local community
Whether the death occurs in the UK or abroad, we can, through our established relations with reputable repatriation services, arrange for your loved one to be brought home and into our care.
For any further advise please do not hesitate to contact us. 01706 215721 (24 hour service)
Once you have made initial contact with us, we will meet to discuss your family’s needs. You can visit your chosen Fred Hamer Funeral Home, or we can visit you at a location that best suits you. This will allow us to guide you through the process of arranging a funeral and all the options available to you. We can also focus on the finer, more personal details you wish to share, to ensure the funeral a fitting and individual service.
Need Help or Advice?
If you have any questions you would like to ask us, please do not hesitate to contact us on the telephone number below.