AT HOME

If the death occurs at home with family or friends present a family member should contact the person’s Doctor. Their Doctor will usually issue a death certificate (required by law) if the deceased has been treated by them in the past and they can confirm the cause of death. However, if the death occurs in a home and no one is there at the time of death, the police will need to be notified and respond to the home before the deceased can be transferred from their home.



UNDER SUPERVISED CARE

When a death occurs in a care facility such as a hospital or nursing home, the professional staff will notify you and the necessary authorities. If the name of the funeral director has been left with them they will notify the nominated funeral director at the time of death.



SUDDEN OR UNEXPECTED DEATH

If a death is sudden, accidental, or the cause of death cannot be confirmed, it is the Doctor’s responsibility to notify the police on 000.
In these cases, it is important the deceased is not moved or disturbed in any way. The police will contact a government appointed funeral contractor to transfer the deceased from the place of death to the Coroner’s mortuary. The Coroner will then investigate and determine the cause of death, which may involve a post mortem examination.



CASKETS & COFFINS

At Melbourne Cremation Service we have an extensive range of caskets and coffins to select from including solid timber coffins, solid timber caskets and metal caskets.

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FLORAL TRIBUTES

The coffin or casket adorned with a thoughtfully selected floral tribute provides a key focal point of the service. Please note, we can also have customised arrangements at your request.

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