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Things to Do When Someone Dies in Hospital

Things to Do When Someone Dies in Hospital

If the deceased has died in a hospital and you are the named next of kin, the hospital staff will tell you.

If the person who has died had registered for organ or tissue Donation and they are eligible, the transplant coordinator at the hospital will speak with you as the organs and tissues for transplantation need to be removed very soon after death.

Many hospitals have bereavement staff who organize the Matter of documentation and explain the procedures to you. In other places this might be done by the ward staff.

Please note that preparing the documents takes time as they can just Be completed by medical staff who were directly involved with the care of the patient whilst they were alive. Most physicians run appointment systems for collecting documents and possessions of patients who have died.

Sometimes the hospital medical staff will have to refer the death This means they will not have the ability to issue the Medical Certificate and the coroner’s officer will give you further information about when you can register the death.

You may be asked to sign formal documents so the possessions of the deceased can be offered to you.

You will be asked to contact a funeral director who will arrange to Collect the deceased from the hospital. You may need to sign a form authorising the funeral director to take the deceased to the funeral home.