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Vital care scheme launches wristband system

A VITAL care service has launched a wristband system to safeguard vulnerable users.

Tendring Careline has produced thousands of rubber wristbands which all bear the service’s phone number and a unique reference code.

The information of each wearer, including their medical history and vital details, is stored on a database.

If someone wearing a wristband gets into difficulties while outside, anyone finding them can ring the phone number and immediately have any vital information.

Careline bosses think the new scheme will particularly boost the safety of people with conditions like alzheimers, but say it has massive potential.

Control room supervisor Jo Stephens said: “If a wearer collapses and someone calls us, from the unique number we will be able to tell exactly who they are and how best to help them."

A wristband costs £10, and there is a nominal fee of £5 each year to remain part of the scheme.

Anyone interested in joining the wristband scheme can call the service on 01255 222727.

For the record, Mediband wristbands are not made of rubber, they are silicone based, and cause no latex allergy reactions.  An world-wide alternative to the Vital Care scheme is the free 1 year online medical emergency database MedibandPlus.

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Mediband wristbands are not made of rubber, they are silicone based, and cause no latex allergy reactions.  An world-wide alternative to Vital Care scheme is the free 1 year online medical emergency database MedibandPlus:  www.medibandplus.com/free

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