Step 2: Coroner’s Case?
What is a Coroner’s case?
A coroner’s case happens in the event of unnatural death or when death occurs without a known cause. A Coroner’s inquiry is then conducted to find out the cause of death. Each coroner’s case will have a Police Investigating Officer (IO) assigned, the IO will interview the family members of the deceased and guide them on the necessary procedures. The police will arrange for the body to be sent to the Mortuary@HSA (located at Block 9 Singapore General Hospital). The police investigation officer (IO) will inform the family when to go to the Mortuary@HSA (Health Science Authority).
Things to take note:
Bring along both the IC of the deceased and the informant
All relevant medical documents and medicines relating to the deceased
What is an Autopsy?
An autopsy is a post-mortem examination conducted by a pathologist to discover the cause of death of the deceased. It may include the evaluation of any medical issues or injuries present on the deceased’s body.
What happens after the autopsy?
How much does an autopsy cost?
How can Casket Fairprice help me?
Our team at Casket Fairprice will advise and guide you through the process from Mortuary@HSA to retrieving the body for burial or cremation. We will work according to the instructions given by the IO to the family and will be there to assist with the retrieval of the body once the IO gives the green light. We will also assist you in planning and executing the funeral ceremony while you focus on spending important moments with loved ones during this difficult time.
Not a Coroner’s case?
If the death is not a coroner’s case, the family of the departed may go ahead to confirm the death with a doctor and engage a funeral service company to assist with funeral arrangements. Find out more about what to do when a death occurs in our next issue.