Sudden Death

8.45.12.L0 Updated on:21 January 2022

Needs to be certified and registered

A death has to be certified and registered within five days so a doctor will have to be called to provide the death certificate. See Registration of Death.

If the death is sudden, contact the person’s GP if known or the Ambulance Service and Police.

Victim Support

Can offer help if it is required

Tel: +44 1534 440496

The General Hospital will put you in touch with someone who can provide bereavement support in the event of sudden death or following a post-mortem.

Any local funeral director who is instructed will make all the necessary funeral and other arrangements.