Registering a death

You will need to collect the Death Certificate. You will need this with you to register the death. If your loved one was on our Inpatients ward, it will be available from our nursing staff.

You should register the death within 5 days.

You can go to any Register Office. But if you use the local Register Office for Wirral based in Birkenhead you will be given the documents you will need on the day. This is located just off Hamilton Square in Birkenhead Town Hall on Mortimer Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5EU.

An appointment is required so you should contact them on 0151 606 2020. The office is open Monday to Friday; opening hours vary so please see their website or contact them directly.

It is useful if you are able to take the following documents with you:-

  1. the person’s Birth Certificate
  2. Council Tax bill
  3. Driving Licence
  4. Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate
  5. National Health Service (NHS) Medical Card
  6. Passport
  7. Proof of address (e.g. utility bill)

You will need to tell the Registrar:

  1. the person’s full name at the time of death
  2. any names previously used, e.g. maiden name
  3. the person’s date and place of birth
  4. their last address
  5. their occupation
  6. the full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving or late spouse or civil partner
  7. whether they were getting a State Pension or any other benefits

You should also take supporting documents that show your name and address (e.g. a utility bill) but you can still register a death without them.

The Registrar will give you:

  1. The Death Certificate. You can buy extra death certificates which are needed for sorting out financial and other matters
  2. A Certificate for Burial or Cremation for the funeral directors
  3. A Certificate of Registration of Death (Form BD8) if the person was receiving State Pension or other benefits

Please see Gov UK for more information and advice

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