Trust signs up to message in a bottle scheme – helping those who have an emergency at home

The Trust has teamed up with Bolton Lions Club to relaunch the Message in a Bottle scheme. The Trust has received 200 bottles to give out to patients, to encourage them to use for their essential medical information.

The idea is that when the emergency services attend an address, when they see the campaign’s sticker they will know that the person’s vital information is in a bottle in the fridge.

The bottle can be used to store a person’s vital information; any allergies, medications taken Etc. It also can contain information around DNR (do not resuscitate) and the Herbert Protocol.

Pictured: Trust staff receiving the bottles from representatives of Bolton Lions Club.

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme, which has been introduced locally by Greater Manchester Police. Information placed in the bottle as part of this protocol could include places frequented, medication required, general routines, description and a recent photograph, in the event of a person with dementia going missing.

Members of the public can collect a bottle from their GP’s surgery.


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