Families horror as its revealed Co-op funeral firm piled naked bodies up in grim warehouse morgue
- Channel 4 Dispatches programme shows casket lid was removed to cram four bodies into a van which left elderly woman's nose nearly touching roof
- Horrific moment when the wrong body is discovered at a funeral and family wait 30 minutes for the right coffin to be found
- Undercover programme also reveals that if a family member requests to see their relatives again bodies are quickly returned to the funeral home
- Last year firm handled 100,000 funerals and made £51million profit
It is common that people are unsure of what to do following a bereavement and the following information offers some initial guidance:
When someone dies in hospital, hospital staff will arrange for a doctor to issue the Medical Certificate of Death which you will need to collect, along with any belongings, from the hospital. If the funeral is to be a cremation, please advise the hospital staff so they can make arrangements for any additional documentation that is needed. Contact us and we will make further necessary arrangements.
When someone dies unexpectedly, the Coroner (England and Wales) or Procurator Fiscal (Scotland) is in the main automatically involved. If the deceased has not been under a doctor's care on a regular basis, the emergency doctor, or any police involved, will inform the relevant Coroner’s office or the Procurator Fiscal. Contact us as soon as possible. We can advise on the procedures involved and liaise with the Coroner’s/Procurator Fiscal’s office.
How to order a memorial
To order a memorial please contact your local Co-operative Funeralcare funeral home. We will discuss your requirements with you and place your memorial order with our team of skilled stonemasons, and make all of the necessary arrangements to deliver and install your memorial
We offer all of our clients FREE legal advice
All clients who arrange a funeral with us are offered free individual advice on the legal and administrative processes following the death of a loved one.
As part of The Co-operative Group we can trace our roots back to 1844 when The Co-operative was formed by the people for the people. It’s a principle that continues to this very day, in an organisation that is owned and controlled by over 3 million members.
We are not about making big profits for shareholders or large family groups, but creating value for our members and that could include you. Our top priority is to provide the best possible services for our clients and to invest in the communities that we serve. Each year we award a percentage of our profits to community projects, and in 2007 this amounted to £10.4 million.
With such a history and sure financial footing it is not surprising that The Co-operative Funeralcare has such an enviable reputation in all the communities in which we serve.
We're available 24 hours a day to provide help, care and support. Contact your local Co-operative Funeralcare funeral home using our branch finder tool or make an online enquiry.
- Saturday 30 June 2012, 11am
- Assemble at Stapleton Road Station, by Eastside Roots Garden Centre to march to Queen’s Square in the city centre