The information on this page is a summary of the First request patient information guide - Voluntary assisted dying​. Please read this page and the guide together.

Burial rituals

After you die, your loved ones can follow the usual traditional ceremonies and practices including cultural or burial rituals.

Information and support for your family, friends and carers

Your death, especially for any loved ones who have been caring for you, can be difficult to manage. It is natural for your loved ones to feel grief and a range of emotions.

Information is available for your family, friends and carers if they would like more information about what to expect after your death.

It includes practical information about what to do immediately after your death, as well as support services they can contact to help them through their grief.

Current as at: Tuesday 28 November 2023