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What to do when someone dies?

When someone dies at home?

  • First call should be made to the treating doctor (or police depending on the circumstances).
  • The doctor will issue a medical death certificate or the police will arrange transfer to the coroner.

When someone dies in hospital?

  • The family is notified.
  • A medical death certificate is issued by the attending doctor.
  • For a cremation, the doctor will also issue a cremation permit.

When someone dies in a nursing home or private hospital?

  • The family is notified.
  • As nursing homes or private hospitals are not equipped with holding facilities they will arrange for a doctor to issue a death certificate so that transfer into our care can be arranged.
When Someone Dies

Working with your Funerals of Compassion Funeral Director

The next person to contact is your funeral director who will arrange the transfer of your recently departed. There is no need to have the transfer occur immediately. Discuss your preferred options with the funeral director. You may wish to call some family members and friends to support you and you may want to spend some time with your loved one before the transfer takes place.

Likewise, there is no rush to begin making the funeral arrangements. Coming to terms with the passing of a loved one is always difficult. We understand the importance of personal time to spend with your loved one without feeling rushed. We see our role as exercising all the assistance and compassion you may need to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible with managing the loss and to ensure we provide the right level of guidance through the planning, arranging and conducting the funeral.

Your need our Commitment

As each individual is unique, so is each funeral. Our compassionate staff will advise you of all your options will a deep understanding and consideration to ensure the funeral is a personal and dignified parting of your loved one.

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Funerals of Compassion is always here to help and can assist you at any hour of the day or night.
Our 24 hour number: 1300 90 60 60 | Auburn: 02 9649 7000 | Castle Hill: 02 9659 2117 | Blacktown: 02 9621 6292

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At Funerals of Compassion, we extend support and comfort to you and your family.