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Public Health Funerals Data
We have a duty to dispose of a deceased body under the provisions of the National Assistance and the Public Health (Control of Disease) Acts 1948, if the person who died has no assets or if there are no relatives who can make funeral arrangements.
Hospitals and care homes may also be able to help if the person dies while in their care. Initial contact is usually through the Coroner.
If the next of kin is known, contact will be made to establish if they will accept responsibility. Legal responsibility for married couples rests with the spouse, and for children it rests with the parents.
We will only provide a basic funeral and will not pay for the following:
- Notices in newspapers
- Transport (other than the hearse)
Where no one is prepared to accept responsibility for the funeral, we will require details of the deceased assets and recover the costs if there are sufficient funds available.
If known, the deceased's wishes will be observed, for example, cremation as opposed to burial. However, if a burial is undertaken it will be in an un-purchased grave and therefore no headstone can be erected.
A list of Public Health funerals arranged by Newcastle City Council is listed on this website.
Copy of Public Health Funerals Oct - Dec 2018 (Excel 12kb)
Copy of Public health Funeral July - September 2018.(Excel 12kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Apr - June 2018 (Excel 11kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jan - Mar 2018 (Excel 11kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Oct-Dec 2017 (Excel 11kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jul-Sep 2017 (Excel 10.8kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Apr-Jun 2017 (Excel, 13.85kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jan-Mar 2017 (Excel, 13.85kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Apr-Dec2016 (Excel, 13.85kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jan-Mar 2016 (Excel, 16.83kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jan-Jun 2015 (Excel, 13.85kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jul-Dec 2015 (Excel, 13.85kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Apr- Jun 2013 (Excel, 11kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jul- Dec 2013 (Excel, 12kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jan- Jun 2014 (Excel, 13kb)
Copy of Public Health Funerals Jul- Dec 2014 (Excel, 12kb)
Additional Public Health Funerals Data_2010-2018 (Word, 15kb)
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Wellbeing Care and Learning
Telephone: 0191 2787878
Address: Newcastle City Council, Room 213, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH