MONAGHAN LIONS MESSAGE IN BOTTLE

Monaghan Lions Club Message in a Bottle  Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Monaghan Lions Club Message in a Bottle Photo: © Michael Fisher

BLAYNEY BLADES WITH MONAGHAN LIONS CLUB LAUNCH “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” SCHEME 

A new initiative designed to help emergency services access important medical and personal information quickly when they arrive at the scene of a medical crisis has been unveiled by Blayney Blades at the Íontas Centre, Castleblayney. The Message in a Bottle scheme was launched as part of social inclusion week. Monaghan Lions Club are providing the bottles free of charge. Michael Fisher of Monaghan Lions Club officiated at the launch.

Message in a Bottle Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Message in a Bottle Photo: © Michael Fisher

Message in a Bottle is an emergency information scheme which includes a Personal Information Form (PIF) containing accurate relevant medical and other information. The green cross stickers alert emergency services to the fact that information about a patient is stored in a plastic bottle which is kept in the fridge. This is the safest storage place in the house in the event of a fire. Vulnerable people or those with a medical condition can enter their details on the form which is inside the bottle. It can 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.

Message in a Bottle  Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Message in a Bottle Photo: © Michael Fisher

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 and where it is stored. The scheme which is supported by the Lions Clubs of Ireland has been successfully rolled out in many parts of the country and in Britain. So far it has proved to be of immense value to the emergency services and its users.

Message in a Bottle Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Message in a Bottle Photo: © Michael Fisher

To get your FREE Message in a Bottle pack contact Blayney Blades at (042) 9753410/11/12 or email: blayneyblades@gmail.com or on facebook.

 

 

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