If the doctor who cared for the person who has died cannot issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death because the death was unexpected, unexplained or unnatural, he or she must refer it to the Coroner. A police officer may also refer a death to the Coroner.
It is the Coroner’s role to find out the cause of death.
The Coroner may require a post-mortem examination. If so, the Coroner’s Officer will let you know and then contact you with the results.
In a nursing home, hospice or residential care home
If the death was not due to natural causes
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