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Let the emergency services know your medical history

Alert message sent 01/12/2017 16:24:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Let the emergency services know your medical history.

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Message in a Bottle

The Lions, Message in a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.

The bottle is kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will be able to find it in the event of being called to your home. We will know you have a bottle by the two labels displayed on the inside of the front door or on the main entrance to your home and the other is for the door of your fridge.

This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you.

As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.

Bottles are free of charge and can usually be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries.

Thanks to a number of other organisations, you may also find that you can obtain one through your nearest;

  • Neighbourhood Watch group
  • Age Concern
  • Council Offices
  • Housing Associations
  • and many other places including Police stations.

If you are unable to find a Bottle, please contact your local Lions Club or your local neighbourhood police team.

To find out more information about the scheme please visit the Lion’s Club website or if you would like the opportunity to get involved with this scheme and many others that help those in need, then please contact your local Lions Club or email mdhq@lions.org.uk or telephone 0121 441 4544 for details of your nearest Lions Club or click here to find your nearest club.

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Helen Keen (Police, PCSO, West Oxfordshire LPA)
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