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Lions club gives life-saving donation to school

Bundaberg special school
Bundaberg Lions Club President Gail McKewen and Vice-President David Dempster presented Bundaberg Special School Principal Lee-Ann King with the pocket booklets.

This week the Bundaberg Lions Club presented a life-saving gift to the students, parents and staff members of Bundaberg Special School.

A pocket edition of the Emergency Medical Information Book was donated to every student and staff member by the Bundaberg Lions Club.

The Emergency Medical Information Book contains the vital information needed to save a life during a medical emergency and is a joint community service of the Bundaberg Lions Club and Rotary.

This small fold up card that easily fits into a wallet or pocket, contains patient contacts, service or carer provider information, medications and any medical condition, so a paramedic is able to treat and ready a patient for transport to a hospital.

It saves vital time for doctors assessing the patient so that they can start treating.

Bundaberg Special School’s Principal Ms Lee-Ann King said the EMIB pocket edition was gratefully received by families.

“This little pocket book ensures that all of our students are able to get the necessary help and support when medical situations arise at home or in the community,” she said.

From a concept project by the Rotary Clubs of Tea Tree Gully, Modbury and Golden Grove in South Australia, the pilot project was officially launched on 24 May 1999.

Since then many Rotary Lions Clubs have joined this great community program and more than 1.4 million books have been distributed throughout Australia.