However, a coroner's post-mortem examination may be carried out without consent.
The body will then be laid out and kept in the hospital mortuary until you arrange for the funeral directors, (Burton’s Funeral Home) family or whoever you chose to collect it. If you choose, funeral directors will take the body to their chapel of rest until the funeral takes place. Staff in the hospital or care home will keep safe any belongings that the person who has died had in hospital until the person administering the estate arranges for them to be collected. They'll issue a receipt when the belongings are collected.
If the death was unexpected, call 911. The police and emergency medical personnel will determine the next appropriate steps. Under certain circumstances, they may be required to contact the local coroner.