Leeds LS27 8EB
Tel: 0113 253 2087
When someone close to you dies knowing what will happen next can often help you to deal with the grief. At J W Binks Funeral Directors, we are on hand to answer the phone to offer you help and advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
When death occurs in the home/nursing home
The first thing to do, when somebody dies at home, is to contact a doctor who will then visit to confirm/certify the death. Usually this will be the family doctor who will come when their surgery hours finish, however if the death occurs outside of surgery hours then it may be an on-call doctor or community nurse that attends.
Once the death has been confirmed by a medical professional then you can contact J W Binks Funeral Directors to attend at the home or nursing home where we will bring your loved one into our care at our private chapel of rest.
The doctor that attended the deceased during their last illness may then issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death later that day or the next working day. This certificate is needed in order to Register The Death.
If the doctor is uncertain of the cause of death or hasn’t visited the deceased within the last 14 days, then the death may be referred to the Coroner. Information on Coroner’s procedure can be found here.
If the death was unexpected, you should dial 999 and ask for an ambulance and police immediately. The paramedics will attempt to carry out resuscitation or will confirm the death. The police will then contact a funeral director on your behalf. At this stage you can nominate J W Binks Funeral Directors as your preferred choice.
When a death occurs in a hospital/hospice
The next of kin will be notified by the nursing staff as soon as possible if they are not present.
The bereavement officer will then make the necessary arrangements and inform you about collecting the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and any personal property.
Once the necessary paperwork is complete at the hospital J W Binks Funeral Directors can bring your loved one into our care. You can contact us any time after a death in a hospital/hospice.
If the deceased died within 24 hours of having been admitted to hospital, during an operation or under anaesthetic then the death may be referred to the coroner.Information on Coroner’s procedure can be found here.
When death occurs away from home
If a death occurs away from home, then the hospital staff will take care of the formalities listed above. Alternatively, if the death occurred in the community, a local funeral director may be asked to take your loved one into their care until such a time as they can be brought back to our chapel of rest.
J W Binks Funeral Directors can deal with all the arrangements in both areas and we are here to give you any advice and support. If a death occurs abroad then we can help you to understand and guide you through the options that are available.
We recently used Alex Binks for my dear mum's funeral. I flew in from New Zealand to assist my brother and father with the arrangements. Alex was nothing short of professional and efficient whilst having a great (at times funny) manner with us..that was only used as and when appropriate - this helped all of us during a very emotional time. We are not religious so chose a civil service which we were able to create the script for...Alex guided us all the way but allowed us the freedom to do as Mum would have liked. The service went smoothly...Alex nearby to step in if we were unable to read our parts. Alex also recommended a fantastic caring caterer Mandy and staff who went above and beyond (as the numbers far exceeded our expectations, returning to our family home for the wake!!) But she remained calm and catered for all with delish food..and cleaned up!! A lovely lady. So what was a very emotional day for me and my family...it was lighted by using Binks - professional and empathetic funeral directors.I rate 5 stars plus 😊read more
04:48 20 Feb 18
After the death of my Grandad my Mum chose JW Binks to take care of all of the arrangements. The staff were professional at all times and nothing was too much trouble. We struggled on a lot of the things that we wanted to say had happened in his life, but Alex was there to help guide us and make suggestions. Could not have been a greater Funeral Directors to have worked with. I would certainly highly recommend.read more
14:01 19 Feb 18
Thankyou to all at JW Binks for the caring, efficient & professional service they provided for my mums recent funeral.
11:03 12 Apr 17
This is the second time we have used JW Binks and their help and service was excellent. Richard provided us with a lovely service for our mam Mavis which helped ease our sad loss, and also with our Dad Ken, 3 years ago. Please thank everyone involved at JW Binks on behalf of Jenny and all the Chilvers family.read more
06:49 28 Feb 17
We had excellent service from start to finish. Everyone was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble on the day. The day of my Mum's funeral went as well as could be expected. Thank's to all staff at J W Binksread more