Whether unexpected or not, death leaves us in a state of shock, wondering what to do next. The family Doctor should be contacted to confirm that death has occurred. In some case when the death is unexpected, and the doctor is unavailable, the death will need to be reported to the coroner – the Police act as agents for the coroner. The Funeral Director is then contacted and will assist in the procedures to follow. The family will normally need some time to accept the transition from life to death. Taking this time significantly helps with the grieving process. In some cases death may be expected. Often preparations of what to do following death have been made. Marsden House can assist with this planning and offer free advice on pre-planned and pre-paid funerals. The staff at Marsden House are here to help you cope with your loss and are always available to answer any questions you may have.