The Message in a Bottle is an emergency information scheme which includes a Personal Information Form (PIF) containing accurate relevant medical and other information relating to the Bottle recipient. The PIF simply directs the emergency services to information stored in a plastic bottle which is kept in the fridge: vulnerable people or those with a medical condition can enter their details on the form which is inside the bottle. It will also include a photograph, health details, emergency contact, and doctor, where there are pets that need looking after and much more which will assist the emergency services.
The scheme is free to the user. The Lions Club provides the bottles free of charge. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying the patient and their emergency contacts.
By stating whether the patient has special medication or allergies etc., it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to the user and their friends and families. With the bottle come three green stickers, one for inside the front door, one for inside the back door and one for the fridge door. The Emergency Services will see them and know there is additional vital information available.
Pictures were taken at the recent launch of the Message on the 18th June. Details of the event can be found in the Press Releases section