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Deaths Reported to the Coroner

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In some cases it may not be possible for the Doctor to issue a Medical Certificate of cause of death to the Coroner. The most probable reasons for referring are:

  • Where deceased was not attended / seen during last illness by a Doctor
  • An Accident or Injury
  • An Industrial Disease
  • A Death occurring during a surgical operation    
  • A Death occurring before recovery from an anaesthetic
  • If the cause of death is unknown
  • The death was sudden and unexplained
  • If the doctor treating the deceased had not seen him or her, either after death or within 14 days before death, the death must be reported to the coroner.

The Coroner will decide whether there will be a post mortem or not. If a post-mortem examination is held it is the Coroner who issues the Certificate required to register the death.  This is usually posted directly to the registrar. When a death is referred to the Coroner it is not always necessary to hold a post-mortem examination and the Coroner will issue a form and send it directly to the registrar so that the death can be registered.

If a death has been referred to the Coroner for any reason it is advisable to check with the registrar that the documentation has been received prior to your appointment.

In some cases the Coroner may also wish to hold an investigation into the circumstances leading up to a death (this is called an Inquest). If an Inquest is to be held you will not need to register the death in person - the Coroner will send all the necessary documents required for the funeral directly to the funeral director.

The Coroner will also issue an Interim Death Certificate, which can be used for administration purposes. Following the Inquest the registrar will register the death on instruction of the Coroner and certified copies of the death entry can be issued on request at the appropriate fee.

Please telephone the Coroner or your local Register Office if you need any further advice.

The Coroner for North Wales (East and Central) is based in Ruthin

Telephone: 01824 708047


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Published: 20/11/2006    Last updated: 08/11/2013
 
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