This one keeps comimnbg around either because perhaps the ambulance service send our periodic reminders or folk keep it going. Yesterday I had such a missive with its attendant pages of previous senders/recipients addresses. Feed corn for address harvesters I guess
But what in intrigued me is this. If an individual has no immediate family near by or easily accessible - who do they nominate to respond? If you have ICE in your phone - Who is it that gets the bad news?
I live in Shropshire and the "Can in the Fridge" was promoted and supplied by The Lions, Meals on Wheels the local chemists and libraries. That was a few yrs ago it seems to have gone a bit quiet lately. I also installed ICE on my phone. Of course it has to be switched on and not locked. My ICE numbers are for Home, Daughter and Son. Regards Noels
"If an individual has no immediate family near by or easily accessible - who do they nominate to respond?"
The original idea was promoted by an Ambulance Paramedic here in East Anglia. What you are supposed to do is discuss it with who ever you wish to nominate in your I.C.E. before you do it, and there is no reason why it has to be a relative, and there is no reason why there shouldn't be more than one person as Noels has indicated.
laurie53 - I've not heard of the "Can in the Fridge", please explain?
I've just Googled 'can in the fridge' and now I understand. Both my wife and myself have SOS Talisman pendants which contain a folded strip of paper with details of all our names address and phone numbers along with medical detils and medications. The advantage of these is that they are always with you and Paramedics are trained to recognise them. They are not cheap but I think worth it. click here