Caring for the deceased

What happens immediately after someone has died depends both on where they have died and also the circumstances. How someone is looked after is affected by whether their death was expected or whether it was sudden and unexpected and also on the actual cause of death. If you have already instructed a funeral director or the funeral has already taken place, skip this section unless something has happened that you don’t understand and you need more information.

For the most common questions please see the links on the left.