Four friends were on holiday in Turkey when one of them fell down a long flight of stone steps. Badly hurt she was taken to hospital. When seen by a consultant she was asked about her medical history but understandably, she was in no condition to remember all this. However, she was carrying a trump card – her Message in a Wallet giving all her medical details. This enabled the doctor to take her straight through for treatment and onto the hospital ward. This is a true story.
The need to be taken to hospital following as accident or sudden illness can happen anytime you are on holiday at home or abroad or perhaps just on a day trip. Could you remember all your medical history and medication and allergies at what could be a traumatic time? The hospital needs this vital information to ensure you get the right treatment.
This is why Biggleswade Sandy Lions Club has introduced to this area the credit card size MESSAGE IN A WALLET contained in a clear plastic wallet so you can carry it in your purse or wallet. This highly successful scheme is already in use in North Wales and the Midlands. The fold out card in the plastic wallet contains the same information as is found in Message in a Bottle, introduced into Bedfordshire by Biggleswade Sandy Lions in 2002.
MESSAGE IN A WALLET is available free of charge at local CAB, doctors surgeries, libraries and council offices for anyone with a medical condition or an allergy. The Lions have also given details to the emergency services and air ambulances.
So get your MESSAGE IN A WALLET today and go on your travels with confidence.
CAB - Market Square
Library - Chestnut Avenue
Town Council Office - Saffron Road
Ivel Medical Centre - 35 /39 The Baulk
Saffron Road Surgery
Boots - Market Square
Lloyds Chemist - Biggleswade
Library - Market Square
Town Council Office - Cambridge Road
Health Centre - Northcroft
Surgery - Kings Road
Town Council Office - Community Centre High Street
Resource Centre - High Street
Pharmacy - Church Street
Library - Church Street
Library - High Street
Surgery - Robert Lucas Drive
Library - Simpson Centre, Hitchin Road
Town Council Office - Simpson Centre, Hitchin Road