In the first instance if your loved one passed away at home you should contact their doctor or the doctor on call if it is out of working hours to certify the death. Should this happen in a nursing home or hospital this would be completed on your behalf.
If your loved one passes away suddenly and hasn’t been seen by their doctor within the last 14 days the coroner will need to investigate to confirm the cause of the death.
Once you have received the cause of death certificate (either from the deceased doctors surgery or the hospital bereavement centre) you can then register the death at your local registrars. In the mean time you can liaise with us at TLC funeral services to start the preparations for the funeral.
As mobile funeral directors we offer the services of coming to you in your own home, we do however have our own premises should you wish to come to us instead to complete the funeral arrangements.
Should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the funeral, this can be arranged with Tara.
Below is a list of useful contacts, should you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Worthing Registration office
Littlehampton Registration office
Arun Civic Centre
Bognor Regis Registration office
South Bersted Business Park
Shoreham By Sea Registration office
Shoreham By Sea
Brighton & Hove Registration office
Burgess Hill Registration office
96 Church Walk
Chichester Registration office
3 Orchard Street
Storrington Registration office
Horsham Registration office
Midhurst Registration office
Crawley Registration office
West Sussex County council
Eastbourne Registration office
Coroners contact numbers:
Worthing 01273 404012
Chichester 01273 404012
Brighton Woodvale 01273 292046
Horsham 01273 404163
Bereavement office contact numbers:
Worthing 01903 285019
St Richards 01243 831668
Royal Sussex County 01273 696955 Extn 64611
Princess Royal 01444 441881 (ask for bereavement office)
The cost of a death certificates is £11, this is the cost for one. The registrar will guide you through how many copies you may need.