When a death occurs at a nursing or residential home:
When a person dies in a hospital, or a nursing home, the manager, sister or staff nurse will be there to assist you. You will need to advise them when you are ready for us to take your loved one into our care. The staff will advise you on contacting the doctor to arrange for the medical certificate showing the cause of death to be collected. It is likely that a duty doctor will have attended. This will then enable you to register the death and collect the death certificate from the registrar.