G_CoG_03 Standard Operating Procedure for the Management of Funerals where the Deceased has no Relatives or Next of Kin

The purpose of this standard operating procedure (SOP) is to:

  • Ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for deceased patients who have no relatives or next of kin to be buried or cremated in a timely, coordinated and dignified manner in line with their religious beliefs, where known.
  • Ensure that all the deceased's personal belongings are dealt with in and handled in a manner which meets standing financial instruction requirements and any other statutory requirements.
  • Ensure cost effectiveness is obtained throughout the procedure.


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