When Someone Close to You Dies
What needs to be done? The death of a loved one suddenly confronts us with emotions and a situation most of us have never experienced. An understanding of what needs to be done can alleviate much of the trauma and uncertainty that can arise at such a time.
If the death has occurred at home you will need to call your family doctor and providing he/she has seen the deceased in the last three months, certificates will normally be issued. Alternatively when a death occurs in a nursing home or private hospital, the nursing staff will normally notify the doctor for you. When someone dies in a public hospital it is normal for the attending doctor at the hospital to issue the certificate.
If you have any uncertainty, all you need to do is call us and we will advise you on what to do.