Death at Home


Contact the family Doctor, the nearest relative and a Funeral Director.

If you suspect there are any unusual circumstances at all e.g. the death was accidental, sudden, violent or the cause unknown to you, contact the Police immediately.

Do not touch anything or move anything in the room. You may be asked to make available for inspection any medicines or pills that the deceased had been taking.

If the Doctor is in any way uncertain as to the cause of death the Procurator Fiscal will be called (The Coroner in England and Wales).

The Procurator Fiscal may arrange a post-mortem examination.