When someone dies suddenly –
The Coroner’s Procedure
When someone dies unexpectedly, the Coroner, in England and Wales or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland, is automatically involved.
If the person has not been under a doctor’s care on a regular basis, the emergency doctor, or any police officer involved, will inform the relevant Coroner’s office or the Procurator Fiscal. The person will be collected by the coroner’s representative and will usually be taken to a main hospital. From there, they can later be conveyed into our care.
Contact us as soon as possible so we can advise you on the procedures involved and liaise with the appropriate Coroner’s/Procurator Fiscal’s office.