What To Do In Time Of Bereavement

When someone has died, it is often hard to know what to do. We are available for advice and support but there are certain practical steps you might like to know about.

If Someone Dies At Home

These are the things you will have to do:

  • Telephone the doctor. They will visit you to confirm the death has taken place and tell you how to obtain the death certificate.
  • Contact a funeral director

 If Someone Dies In Hospital

These are the things you will have to do:

  • Contact a funeral director to let them know that their services will be required.
  • Collect the death certificate from hospital

In All Cases of Death

Phone the Registrar’s Office on 01562 820840 Extension 242 to make an appointment then take the certificate to the registrar’s. Also take the deceased’s medical card, if available, and birth certificate. The registrar will issue you with a green form. Take the green form to the funeral director who will take over the responsibility for arranging the funeral.


Bereavment Support

North Worcestershire Bereavement Support Tel 01299 823333

NWBS is a registered charity, which provides confidential counselling support to people who have experienced bereavment or loss. The service is free of charge. You can call NWBS directly to arrange support. 

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