Here Are Some Useful Contacts You May Find Useful When Arranging A Funeral
Here are some contacts you might need or find useful
Derbyshire Register Office (Chesterfield)
New Beetwell Street,
Tel: 01246 271405 or 01246 234754
Ashbourne Registration Office
Tel: 01629 533968
High Peak Registration Office
Tel: 01629 533686
Glossop Registration Office
Tel: 01629 531503
Long Eaton Registration Office
Tel: 01629 531382
Swadlincote Registration Office
Located within South Derbyshire District Council Offices,
Tel: 01629 533990
Derby Office - Tel: 01332 343225
Chesterfield Office – Tel: 01246 2013391
Nottingham Office – Tel: 0115 841 5553
Matlock Registration Office
County Hall (Room 2),
Tel: 01246 234754 or 01246 271405
Bakewell Registration Office
Tel: 01629 535261
Buxton Registration Office
Tel: 01629 535075
Ilkeston Registration Office
Tel: 01629 531382
Ripley Registration Office
Tel: 01629 532609
Bereavement Services (Hospital based)
Chesterfield Royal - Tel: 01246 512711
Kings Mill - Tel: 01623 622515
Royal Derby - Tel: 01332 785557
Nottingham QMC - Tel: 0115 970 9113
Nottingham City - Tel: 0115 967 720
If you have any questions about your loved-one's funeral arrangements, please feel free to give us a call.
However, here are some commonly asked questions with their answers which we hope will be of help.
When should I contact a funeral director?
You can contact us here at Farewell Funerals at anytime after the death of a loved-one. But, if you want us to take the deceased into our care, you need to have a medical certificate.
When are medical certificates issued?
Medical certificates are normally issued at the hospital, or at home, very soon after death. If someone who has died at home hasn’t seen a doctor in the previous 14 days, the death will need to be reported to the coroner.
What happens if the coroner is informed?
The deceased can’t be moved to the funeral home until the coroner decides whether or not to carry out a post-mortem. If he decides nothing needs to be done the doctor can then issue a medical certificate and the deceased will stay in our care until the funeral takes place. After this certificate is issued we can arrange you you to spend time with your loved one in our chapel of rest.
If a post-mortem is carried out the certificate will not be issued until the coroner has confirmed the cause of death. Once this is done a certificate can be issued. This might take days or a week or two.
When do I need to register a death?
You can register the death as soon as you have the medical certificate. If there hasn’t been a post-mortem you have 5 days in England and Wales and 8 days in Scotland.
Will Farewell Funerals help me with the arrangements?
Yes, we will advise and guide you as much as we can. If you tell us what type of funeral you want we will do our very best to ensure you hold the perfect funeral for your loved one.