A POTENTIALLY life-saving bottle that protects the elderly and vulnerable is being distributed again in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
The Message in a Bottle scheme, being implemented by Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust, is simple but ingenious.
The “bottles” are small, lidded, plastic containers containing vital information for 999 emergency services or other personnel called to someone’s house.
Most important of all, they tell the emergency services whom to contact in the event of an emergency.
Around 30,000 bottles have been put into circulation over the last three years but organisers are keen to attract newcomers to take advantage of the scheme.
The PCT has this year teamed-up with Chester Lions and Ellesmere Port and District Lions to distri- bute the bottles to residents throughout the region.
From today, people can collect a bottle from pharmacies, GP practices and clinics and the Countess of Chester Hospital.
All you have to do is store your bottle in the fridge, and ensure it is labelled properly.
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