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If your loved one passes away at home, it is important to remain calm. If the death has been expected, the doctor who has been treating your loved one should be contacted, providing they have seen the doctor within the previous 14 days of their death. The doctor will either attend to confirm the death or will give permission for your loved one to be transferred into the care of Far & Beyond Funeral Services. If the death has not been expected you will need to contact the GP of your loved one, they will then visit your home address to confirm the death and issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You can then contact Far & Beyond Funeral Services and we will take over the care of your loved one.
If your loved one has been an in-patient, the doctors who have been treating your loved one will usually issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You will usually be given the opportunity to sit with your loved one before they are transferred to the mortuary. When you are ready for your loved one to be collected, you will need to contact Far & Beyond Funeral Services. We will then collect your loved one from hospital, and transfer them into our care.
If the doctor will not issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, this will usually be because the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one mean that a Coroner should be involved for further investigation. The doctor may not issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death for a number of reasons such as;
Your loved one has passed away suddenly and the cause of death is unknown.
Your loved one has passed away due to violence.
Your loved one has passed away in prison.
Your loved one has passed away unnaturally.
Your loved one has passed away in a place or circumstance which requires an inquest.
The doctor can only complete the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death if they know the cause of death and have seen your loved one for the same illness during the 14 days prior to them passing away.
All deaths within the UK have to be registered, a death should be registered within five days. If this is not going to be possible the registrar must be informed of the circumstances within the five-day period.
The people closest to your loved one have a legal obligation to register the death. This can be done by; any immediate family or next of kin, a family member who was in attendance during your loved ones illness, a family member living in the area of which the death of your loved one occurred, any person who was present at your loved ones death, the person arranging your loved ones funeral.
The Team at Far and Beyond, go out of their way to help, care and support you. You are treated with dignity and respect. They are always on the end of the phone to support and help you. We were treated with compassion and we cant thank them enough for taking care of our loved one, and introducing us to a lovely lady who took my husbands service, we had a humanist funeral. Lewis dealt with us from Far and Beyond and I cant sing his praises loud enough. If I ever need these services again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact Far and Beyond. Nothing was too much trouble. The stress was taken from us and Far and Beyond did everything, but kept us informed on everything. They didn't take over they worked along side us, and delivered the service we had asked for. They collected my late husband from the Lake District the same day we rang them. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much to the Team. Debbie
We rang far and beyond Funerals Services when my dad died, they were so helpful and very cheap compared to all the others at such a sad time. They took the stress away from us they brought my dad from Cumbria to Manchester all included in the price absolutely amazing kept in touch with us all the way through the and still ring my mum to make sure she is OK. Would definitely recommend these Funeral directors as we wouldn't have been able to afford one if it was t for them so many thanks x
From first contact through to collecting the ashes very professional and courteous, would highly recommend, Dad got a fitting and dignified funeral. thank you to all the team at Far and Beyond funerals.
Just to say once again how much we appreciate what you did for us & our family & the respect you gave to Mark. You have the right name, Far & Beyond, you certainly live up to that. We hope you are still smiling at him, once again Thank You.
Thank you for everything you did that day you all made it perfect and couldn't imagine it being better! So thank you so much!