Overview of the Coroner Service
The Coroner Service is a network of Coroners located throughout the country.
The Coroners’ core function is to investigate sudden and unexplained deaths so that a death certificate can be issued. This is an important public service to the living and in particular to the next-of-kin and friends of the deceased.
The Coroner Service not only provides closure for those bereaved suddenly but also performs a wider public service by identifying matters of public interest that can have life/death consequences.
Coroners appreciate that the procedures involved in their inquiries, though necessary, may involve upset and trauma for the next-of-kin and friends. Coroners will carry out their work as sensitively as possible and with respect for the deceased, next-of-kin and friends.
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