Useful Info

Useful Info

Registering a death

  • Unless there are special circumstances, a death must be registered within five days. The law requires that all deaths are registered in the sub-district where they occur.

    The doctor who attended the deceased will issue a medical certificate of cause of death, which must be taken to the district registrar with the deceased’s medical card. The registrar will issue a form 344/BD8 for social security purposes and a copy of the entry in the register (Death Certificate). It is worth thinking about how many copies might be required and obtain them all at once.

    You will also receive a green certificate which must be given to the funeral director before the funeral can take place. Sometimes, a doctor is not able to issue a medical certificate of cause of death. He will then refer the death to the coroner. This is done quite often and the registrar cannot register the death until the coroner gives consent. Sometimes, a post mortem is required, and in a few cases where the coroner thinks it necessary, he will hold an inquest.

    If a post mortem is ordered, there is nothing that a family can do to stop it. You will be informed by the coroner’s officer when it has been completed. You will be advised on when the death can be registered. In this case, you may not be given a green certificate: the funeral director will receive the necessary paperwork direct from the coroner. An inquest is in a court of law, albeit an informal one.

    The coroner always takes care to make things as easy as possible for the family. If the coroner can deal with the whole matter at once he will do so, but where there is likely to be any delay he will issue a certificate so that the funeral can take place.

Arranging the funeral

“In selecting ourselves as your Funeral Director, we will ensure that each and every detail is discussed with you thoroughly to ensure your wishes and those of the deceased are correctly carried out.”

  • The experience of the Funeral Directors sympathetic ear is all the more valuable because we are dealing with the practicalities of the Funeral. We will listen to you, the bereaved, as you decide what sort of funeral you want.

    We ensure that all the necessary liaisons and deadlines are met and all the paperwork is completed and handed in at the right place at the right time. A full written estimate detailing the costs will be given with every funeral arranged.
    When we are contacted in the first instance, we will take preliminary details from you and may suggest removal of the deceased to our private chapel at your convenience.

    The funeral arrangements themselves can be made at anytime just by contacting us. We can call and see you or you may visit our premises here in Grove Road. In selecting ourselves as your Funeral Director, we will ensure that each and every detail is discussed with you thoroughly to ensure your wishes and those of the deceased are correctly carried out.

    We will liaise with you regarding the time and location of the funeral service. We will also advise you on ways that you could make the service very personal – a member of the family may wish to say a few words or recite a favourite prayer or poem.

    Once we have taken your instructions and have arranged a funeral at a given time on a given day, we will carry it out regardless of circumstances. All the arrangements made for the funeral are confirmed in writing, so that details may be checked and agreed.

Viewing the deceased

“ The custom of viewing the body of the deceased is firmly established in many areas “

 

  • Viewing or paying your last respects may help people to accept that the death has occurred and often gives comfort to the remaining family. We have our own private chapel of rest on the premises and would be pleased to make it available to you at any time by appointment.

    We do recommend that the deceased is embalmed before your chapel visit. This would be discussed when making the funeral arrangements.

    If viewing is agreed, then you may wish to bring your loved ones’ favourite outift or clothing to be dressed in. Alternatively we will dress them in one of our handmade gowns.

    If you have any personal possessions of sentiment that you would like to go in the coffin, we will also undertake this, or you are welcome to place them yourself.

CONTACT

62 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UH
01323 726100
info@rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk
www.rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

We can be contacted 24hrs a day, every day of the year
on 01323 726100

We do recommend making an appointment so that we can fully dedicate our time to you during busy periods.

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CONTACT

62 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UH
01323 726100
info@rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk
www.rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

We can be contacted 24hrs a day, every day of the year on 01323 726100

We do recommend making an appointment so that we can fully dedicate our time to you during busy periods.

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CONTACT

62 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UH
01323 726100
info@rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk
www.rosedalefuneralservice.co.uk

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

We can be contacted 24hrs a day, every day of the year on 01323 726100

We do recommend making an appointment so that we can fully dedicate our time to you during busy periods.

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©2019 Rosedale Funeral Service. Registered in Wales No. 7943410. Registered address: Amelia House, Crescent Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QR

©2019 Rosedale Funeral Service.
Registered in Wales No. 7943410.
Registered address: Amelia House, Crescent Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QR