Hospitals & Services
The duty intensive care specialist must be notified as soon as the patient has been examined and certified dead, unless other specific arrangements exist, (eg. Where death is the expected outcome and the issues of coroner's jurisdiction and a death certification have been discussed).
Following discussion with the duty intensive care specialist:
The Registrar must ensure:
A coroners notification form is completed
A death certificate and cremation certificate are completed, where it is not a mandatory coroner's jurisdiction, and the cause of death has been agreed with the duty intensive care specialist.
The parent team is notified
Referring colleagues (including GP's) are notified
Post-mortem consent has been completed (if indicated)
Mandatory coroners jurisdiction, Death & Cremation Certification MUST NOT be completed:
Death due to violence (trauma / homicide / suicide)
Death from non-natural causes
The cause is unknown
Not mandatory, Coroners jurisdiction, Death & Cremation Certification should be completed: