When Death Occurs

The loss of someone close to you can be overwhelming. As well as the emotional strain, there are many practical matters that need attention. Arranging a funeral can seem like a daunting task at such a time.

That is where AH Freemantle can help. Our aim is to relieve you of as much of the burden as possible. From the moment you contact us, we will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to attend to your needs.

One of the main choices to be made is whether the service will be based around a burial or a cremation. Whichever option you decide is more appropriate, we can make all the arrangements on your behalf, and will be on hand to guide and support you through the process.

If someone dies in hospital

Hospitals will often allow you to spend time with your loved one on the ward before they have to be moved to the mortuary. In most hospitals you can make an appointment through their bereavement services to see your relative in their chapel of rest.

Southampton General Hospital Bereavement Services – 02381 204587

Queen Alexandra Hospital Bereavement Services – 02392 286175

If someone dies in a care home, a hospice or at home

In these circumstances, death is often expected. The death will usually be confirmed by a qualified professional, normally a doctor. A funeral director can be called at any time, but they will not be able to take your loved one into their care until the death has been verified. In both these situations, a doctor who has been looking after the deceased will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.