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Bereavement at all times, whether expected or not, is a distressing experience.  This advice may assist you to cope at this stressful time.
Death at home  
Please telephone your doctor who will visit, certify death and issue a death certificate.  If the death is sudden the doctor may not be able to issue the certificate and may have or refer the matter to the Coroner.
Death at hospital  
A member of staff will explain to you when you collect the death certificate.
Funeral arrangements 
Contact the Funeral Director and give him your instructions.  He will, at a later time, discuss the funeral arrangements with you.
Registering the death 
All deaths must be registered with the Register of Births & Deaths.  They can be found:
Belfast                         Belfast City Hall
Castlereagh                 Civic, Centre, Bradford Court, Belfast
Newtownabbey           Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Rd North, Newtownabbey
Lisburn                        Lagan Valley Island, The Island, Lisburn
Please take with you   Death Certificate & Medical Card
You will be asked for the full name (and maiden name) of the deceased, his/her date and place of birth and occupation.

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