If the death occurs at home, a doctor should be contacted as soon as possible. Then, once the doctor has given authorisation, we will take the deceased person into our care. If the death occurs in a hospital, hospice or nursing home, you can contact us directly and we will take care of all the practical matters.
When a death is sudden, unexpected or the result of an accident it will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for further investigation. This will probably mean a delay of 2 or 3 days before we can help you make definite funeral arrangements. However if you contact us as soon as possible after death we can guide you through the whole process