Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Emergency call out Saturday and Sunday

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Should you need to register a death out of office hours.

​There is an emergency call out service Saturday & Sunday, 9 to 11am, mobile number 07770 636038.

 

 
To use this service:

  • you will need a death certificate (Medical Certificate Cause of Death)
  • there mustn’t be any referral to the Coroner
Some deaths have to be reported to the coroner before they can be registered and before the document allowing the funeral to go ahead can be issued.
 
This may be for reasons such as:
  • there is no doctor who can issue a medical certificate of cause of death
  • the cause of death is unknown
  • the cause of death is believed to be unnatural or suspicious
  • the death was during an operation
  • the death is due to industrial disease or industrial poisoning
  • the deceased was in hospital less than 24 hours

The registrar cannot go ahead with the registration until the coroner has issued the necessary clearance/paperwork.

As the coroner does not provide an out of hours service at the weekend the registration will be deferred until the clearance has been received from the
Coroner’s office.

  • you must ring the designated number between 9 and 11am
  • mobile No. 07770636038

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