The death of a loved one usually comes as a great shock.
Here at Alderson and Horan, we strive to make the funeral organisation as easy as possible so that relatives have less to worry about at this difficult time.
If the death occurs at home or in a rest home, the patient’s doctor must be the first to be notified. The doctor will sign the necessary certificate, which will allow us to bring the deceased into our care. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day, to take care of this duty.
If the death occurs in a hospital, a Doctor will be there to complete the relevant paperwork.
However, if a Doctor is unable to issue a certificate, the Coroner will be informed. We will then require his authorisation to move forward with the funeral arrangements.
We will make the funeral organisation as straightforward and stress-free as we can for you. This way, the family will have a peaceful time for the grieving process, and can focus on family matters.
Upon receiving your call, you can expect the following to happen:
A death must be registered in the district in which it occurred, normally within five days, and must be done before the funeral can take place.
The Registrar will require the following: The certificate from the Doctor or Coroner and, if possible, the patient’s birth certificate, marriage certificate or medical card. The Registrar will then issue the documentation to authorise the burial or cremation. Copies of the entry can be purchased for legal and insurance purposes. Included in the documentation will be a green certificate – this should be passed to us as soon as possible.
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