It may be important for you to have private time with your loved one following death. It is a sacred moment as we reflect on the mysteries and gifts of life and death. The staff will wait until you are ready before contacting the funeral Director and you are welcome to stay with them until the Funeral Director arrives. If you would like someone to come and pray with you, this can be arranged. At any time that you have questions or uncertainty, you are welcome to contact a staff member on duty.
A Registered Nurse will complete a ‘Life Extinct Notification’ and contact the doctor to attend to the Cause of Death Certificate at a later time. The nominated Funeral Director can then be notified to take over care of your loved one. It is our usual practice to have a ritual of farewell and to form a guard of honour as the resident is taken from the Hospice.