Message in a Bottle

We are offering free a message in a bottle to help and support vulnerable people and people that experience difficulty recalling information or communicating with our staff. For example, people living with dementia, learning difficulties and people whose first language is not English.

  1. To be placed at the patients address
  2. Fill in the form and put inside bottle, which you then place in the fridge.
  3. Stick one green sticker on your fridge
  4. Second sticker to your front door in a visible position

Paramedics, police, fire-fighters and social services support this Lions life-saving initiative and know to look in the fridge when they see the Message in a Bottle stickers, supplied. The initiative provides peace of mind that prompt and appropriate medical assistance can be provided, and next of kin / emergency contacts can be notified.

The Message in a Bottle kit includes a form, where personal and medical information is detailed. This is placed in the bottle (with its distinctive green branding), which is stored in the fridge. Two stickers are provided: one for the fridge door and the other for the inside of the front door of the premises.

Please contact our Receptionist & Care Navigator Lisa Hornby for more information or call into the surgery to collect your Message in a Bottle.