Message in a Bottle Scheme

What does it do?

Message in a Bottle is a potentially life-saving scheme. It is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and
medical details in a common place where they can easily be found in an emergency. It is a national scheme that is funded locally by the
Ironbridge & Severn Gorge Lions Club. NHS Telford and Wrekin currently sponsor the scheme.
The idea is that information, including medical details and emergency contacts, is kept in a plastic bottle in the fridge. Emergency
services staff will be alerted to the presence of the bottle via the display of two stickers - one to be fixed on the inside of the front
door and the other on the fridge door.
The information contained within the bottle could help identify a medical condition faster and therefore potentially save lives. It can
also reduce man power costs in locating next of kin as these details will be immediately to hand.

Who it is for?

People with a medical condition

Where it is available?

Local service (Telford & Wrekin).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

For further information call Ironbridge & Severn Gorge Lions on 0845 833 9516.


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