What is the Message in a Bottle?
It is a scheme designed to encourage people living on the own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location where they can be found in an emergency.
How does the scheme work?
The personal information is kept in a small plastic bottle, which has a push-fit lid and is big enough to hold the necessary information.
The bottle is kept in the fridge where Emergency Services will expect to look for it in the event of being called to your home.
They will be alerted to your membership of the scheme by 2 "green cross" labels. One is fixed to the back of the front door and the second is attached to the door of the fridge.
A second Bottle could also be left in the car in case of emergencies away from home.
There is no cost to use this service. The Bottle, labels and form, can be obtained from either the surgery or a local chemist