Sudden or Unexpected Death
If the deceased was not seen by their own doctor or consultant recently, or hasn't had a condition relating to their death, you must phone either the deceased's doctor, ambulance service or the police. After speaking with the family, the Police will issue a report to the Coroner.
The deceased will then be taken to the mortuary by the coroners contracted operatives.
On the Coroners reading of the contents contained, he/she will decide on whether the deceased's local doctor can issue the death certificate or otherwise order a postmortem examination to find out the conclusive cause of death. If a postmortem is being held, only after the postmortem has be concluded by the Pathologist will the death certificate be issued by the same Pathologist.
Layzell Funeral Services
The Old Court,
Honiton EX14 1LZ
Tel: 01404 44646