Contact the deceased’s doctor (or out of hours doctor) who, in normal circumstances, will issue the Medical Certificate of Death or if after hours confirm death until the deceaseds own G.P. can issue the Cetificate You should then contact Stephen McCosh Funeral Directors for further assistance.
A member of staff will help you with the procedures and let you know if the hospital doctor is issuing the Medical Certificate of Death or if the Coroner is to be involved. You should then contact Stephen McCosh Funeral Directors for further assistance.
At Nursing Home
A member of staff will normally liaise with the doctor who will issue the Medical Certificate of Death. You should then contact Stephen McCosh Funeral Directors for further assistance.
Belfast City Council
You may make an appointment by calling 028 9027 0455
6th floor, 9 Adelaide
C/O Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast, BT2 8BP
Antrim Civic Centre Office
The office is located in Antrim Civic Centre,
50 Stiles Way,
Tel: 028 9446 3113
Mossley Mill Office
The office is located in Mossley Mill
Carnmoney Road North,
Tel: 028 9034 0179
Lisburn & Castlereagh Councils
Island Civic Centre
The Island, Lisburn
Tel; 028 92509262
Upper Gallwally, Belfast
Tel; 028 90494520
Relatives and friends Employers/School Solicitor/Accountant National Insurance Contributions Office if they were self - employed (to cancel payments) Landlord or Local Authority if the deceased rented their property Local Authority if the deceased paid Council Tax, was issued with disabled parking badge, Any private organisation/agency providing home help General insurance companies - house contents, car, travel, medical etc Bank/Building Society Mortgage provider Hire purchase or loan companies Credit card providers/Store cards Utility companies, if accounts were in the deceased’s name TV / Internet companies with which the deceased had subscriptions Royal Mail, if mail needs re-directing UK Passport Agency, to return and cancel a passport Social groups to which the deceased belonged Dentist Creditors - anyone to whom the deceased owed money Debtors - anyone who owed the deceased money
Things that may need to be returned
Order books/benefits Registration documents for the deceased’s car (if necessary) Season ticket and membership cards of any clubs or associations, as a refund may be due Benefit/pension books and any unused cheques/ vouchers should be returned to the benefit’s of-fice
A relative A person present at the time of death The person arranging the funeral.
Where you can register a death At any registrar’s office within Northern Ireland
Information required when registering a death Deceased full name, surname (and maiden name) Deceased date and place of birth Deceased date and place of death Deceased occupation Deceased usual address If married the name, occupation and date of birth of the surviving spouse Whether the person who died was receiving a pension or other public fund.
Documents you will need to take Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death – If the death has been referred to the Coroner, the Coroners office will advise you what to do. Details of pension or allowance the deceased was receiving.
Documents you will receive from the registrar You will receive a form GRO21 from the registrar which we require to allow us to carry out the funeral arrangements. This should be delivered to the Funeral Director as soon as possible.
Social Security Agency
Tel: 028 9052 0520
Citizens Advice Bureau
11 Upper Crescent
Tel: 028 9023 1120
The Centre for the Grief Journey
Dr. Bill Webster
The Child Death Helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986
Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: 0844 477 940
The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Tel: 020 7436 5881
Survivors or Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Tel: 0844 561 6855
5 Wellesley Avenue
Tel; 028 90664422
33 Ballynahinch Road
Tel; 028 90815050
-The overall cost of the funeral is determined by the calculation of a number of items:
-The coffin or casket
-The removal from place of death / mortuary
-Funeral hearse Limousine (s)
-Professional services, all legalities and liaisons with authorities and authoritive figures --Embalming Doctor fees
-Clergy and church fees
-Hymn sheet production Compiling and inserting obituary notices in newspapers and uploading onto internet / facebook Preparing and attending to all necessary documentation Making and receiving telephone calls, paying fees on your behalf
-Receiving administering and acknowledging donations
A proportion of the cost associated with insurance, heat and light, vehicles, premises and the provision of staff on call 24/7-365 days per year
The account is normally sent out 2 weeks after the funeral.