When Death Occurs In a Hospital

When a death occurs, a doctor at the hospital can certify the cause of death if the cause of death is known, and the cause is natural. The doctor will then fill up the CCOD and hand it to the ward nurse. The family can obtain the CCOD from the ward nurse by showing the deceased’s identity card.

If the doctor is able to certify the death, he will issue the CCOD on the spot. If he is unable to certify the death, call the police for the body to be sent to Mortuary @ HSA (located at Block 9, Singapore General Hospital) in a police hearse. The family will be notified by the police when to go to the Mortuary @ HSA (usually the next day).

Mortuary @ HSA operating hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays: 8:00am – 12:30pm 

When Death Occurs At Home​

Contact your family doctor who has been attending to the deceased. If you do not have a family doctor, or if the family doctor is not available, contact a neighbourhood doctor who is willing to make a house call.

If the doctor is able to certify the death, he will issue the CCOD on the spot. If he is unable to certify the death, call the police for the body to be sent to Mortuary @ HSA (located at Block 9, Singapore General Hospital) in a police hearse. The family will be notified by the police when to go to the Mortuary @ HSA (usually the next day).

If you are unable to contact a doctor, call the police. The body will be sent to the Mortuary @ HSA in a police hearse. The family will be notified by the police when to go to the Mortuary @ HSA (usually the next day).

Mortuary @ HSA operating hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8:00am – 12:30pm