Message in a Bottle
A message in a bottle is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a Message-in-a-Bottle-Form and in a common location – the fridge!
It saves the Emergency Services valuable time if they need to enter a property in an emergency situation. Not only does it help to identify who you and your cared for are, it also identifies if you and/or your cared for have special medication or allergies. It is not only a potential lifesaver, but also it provides peace of mind to you, your friends and family by knowing that prompt medical treatment is provided and that the next of kin and emergency contacts are notified.
Who’s it for?
Anyone. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in a community, anyone can have an accident in the home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.
What does it cost?
When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded usually by your local Lions Club.
You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP’s surgery, local pharmacy or local Lions Club. If you have any difficulty locating a bottle please contact the Dereham Lions Clubs – 0845 833 9502 – Dereham Lions Club