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WHAT TO DO IN TIME OF BEREAVEMENT

Death is an inevitable fact of life. However, many of us never think about what we need to do until we are faced with the situation. It is at this time you need all the help and support possible to help you through the grieving process . We at the surgery are available to give you advice and guidance; however, there are certain practical steps you might need to know about. These are things that you will have to do:

IF SOMEONE DIES AT HOME

  • Telephone the doctor and they will visit to confirm that death has taken place and also tell you how to obtain the death certificate
  • Contact a funeral director who will be able to advise you on registration procedures

IF SOMEONE DIES IN HOSPITAL

  • Contact a funeral director to let them know that their services will be required.
  • Collect the doctor's death certificate from the hospital

IN ALL CASES OF DEATH

  • Kent County Council have a page of useful information and contact details click here

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