THE PASSING OF A LOVED ONE.
Our role is to listen to you, the bereaved, and provide guidance and care as you decide on the type of funeral you want to create for your loved one.
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
There are many different circumstances in which a loved one can pass away. However, not knowing where to turn can cause additional grief at what can already be a devastating time.
Goodridge-Milford Funeral Directors operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, allowing you to call us at any time for advice or assistance.
We have all the facilities and proficiency to best care for your loved ones. We understand bereavement and are genuinely committed to supporting you every step.
EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
If your loved one passes away at home or in someone else’s house, you’ll need to contact their GP to confirm the death and provide a medical certificate.
The care home team will be able to verify the death, but you may also need to contact your loved one’s GP for a medical certificate.
The hospital will have a dedicated Bereavement Office where they will be able to arrange for the doctor responsible for the care of your loved one to confirm the death. The remains are usually kept at an on-site mortuary until you can arrange for a funeral director to collect them.
REGISTERING A DEATH
We can begin arrangements for the funeral upon your request; however, before the service can occur, we will require either a Certificate for Burial or a completed Application for Cremation.
First, you will need to register the death of your loved one within the first five days of their passing. This can be done at the register office most local to the area where your loved one resides. Depending on your choice, you will be provided with the necessary documents. Below are the Regional Register Office Details
Highfields HouseHigh Street
0121 569 2880
The Register Office
St Peters Square
Civic Centre, Hatherton Road
0300 555 2847
Old Library Bldg
0300 111 8001
0300 111 8001