Message in a bottle


What is "Message in a Bottle"?

Abbreviated to MIAB, it is a simple piece of paper asking pertinent questions that contain vital information about you, directed at the Emergency Services, which allows them to make quick and accurate decisions on what action to take at the point of contact, which could save your life in an emergency at home. A white plastic bottle containing a form that contains vital information about you that could save your life, due to the speed with which the Emergency Services could respond to your individual needs. The bottle is placed where the Emergency Services are trained to look, in the refrigerator door. A green cross sticker is placed on the inside of the main door, or where it is considered would be most obvious and another sticker on the door of the fridge. The information provided should include where you keep your medication and latest prescription, contact details, major medical conditions, personal doctor and anything considered necessary that would need attention in those first critical moments.

Message-in-a-bottle-in-fridgeBottles are supplied free of charge by Selsey and District Lions and are available at the Selsey Care Shop also the Selsey Medical Centre Selsey and The Witterings Medical Centre.

Or Bottles may be obtained directly from : Lion Colin Rickman

A summary of the information listed is:

* Your full name, a very brief description, and your religion.
* Your doctor's name and surgery address and telephone number.
* A brief description of any medical conditions you are suffering from and medication you are taking - your doctor may help if you are uncertain.
* The names, addresses and telephone numbers of two people who may be contacted in the event of a sudden illness or accident.
* Details of any dependant people who may be relying on you or any pets which may be on the premises.

In Partnership with

Medic Alert NHS