When a death occurs it is always difficult to know what to do first. Our aim at Bungard Funeral Directors is to provide you with a funeral service that offers the guidance you need at each stage of the arranging process in an open, empathetic and considerate manner. If the death should take place in a hospital, hospice or residential care home, then the immediate steps are taken by members of the care staff following their set procedures.
At home, the first practical step to be taken is for the doctor to be contacted to confirm and certify the death. Following confirmation, the family may wish to contact us to arrange for the removal of the deceased to our chapel of rest.
You can contact us by telephone 24 hours a day, for all of your funeral requirements – Head Office – T: 01273 820018
In the event that the death is sudden or unexpected then the police will attend to coordinate the removal of the body, on behalf of the coroner, to the public mortuary. The coroner will be informed and the requirement for a post mortem assessed according to Ministry of Justice guidelines.
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