If your loved one dies in hospital they will usually remain there until all the formalities are completed. Every hospital has a Bereavement Officer on site who are there to advise and guide you through the process. The medical certificate which you will need to register their death will be available for collection from the Bereavement Office at the hospital. It is advisable to call beforehand to ensure the certificate is available before going there. Once you have the medical certificate the death must be registered at the appropriate registrars. A death must be registered within five days of its occurrence. Under exceptional circumstances or due to the involvement of a coroner, this may be extended.
Registering a Death In Solihull
If the death has occurred in Solihull, you will need to make an appointment at Solihull Register Office by telephoning 0121 704 8002. Advice about registering a death in Solihull can be found at www.solihull.gov.uk.
Registering a Death In Birmingham
If the death has occurred in a district of Birmingham you need to make an appointment at Birmingham Register Office on 0121 675 1104. Advice on registering a death in Birmingham can be found at www.birmingham.gov.uk.
Registering a Death In Warwickshire
If the death has occurred in a Warwickshire you will need to make an appointment at a Warwickshire Registry Office on 0300 555 0255. . Advice on registering a death in Warwickshire can be found at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/registrationsnav/deaths
Issuance Of Green Certificate
Ordinarily, the registrar will issue you with a ‘green certificate’, which we require to allow the funeral to take place. This is issued free of charge. Once you have the green certificate, you can then contact us so we can arrange to meet with you and other members of your family to discuss the arrangements for the funeral.
Transfer To Funeral Home
Once the registration of death formalities are complete we will arrange for your loved one to be collected and moved to our funeral home. We have discrete transport which will guarantee a safe and dignified journey for your loved one, regardless of where the death has occurred or the circumstances surrounding it.
Contact Us If You Have Any Questions
You may only need to take care of a death once or twice in a life time so the process will be very unfamiliar to you. However, we do this all the time, it is our business, so we are very familiar with it. If you have any questions or require assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.