"ICE" is a very simple, yet important method
of contact for you or a loved one in case of an
emergency. As cell phones are carried by almost
everyone, all you need to do is program the
number of a contact person or persons and store
the name as "ICE".
idea was thought up by a paramedic who found
that when they went to the scenes of accidents,
there were always mobile phones with patients,
but they didn't know which numbers to call. He
therefore thought that it would be a good idea
if there was a nationally recognized name to
file "next of kin" under.
QVMC is following many Emergency Services by
launching our "In Case of Emergency (ICE)"
program here locally.
idea is simple. You just store the word "ICE" in your
mobile phone address book, and with it enter the
number of the person you would want to be
contacted "In Case of Emergency ". In an
emergency situation, our Emergency Services
personnel and hospital staff will be able to
quickly contact your next of kin or emergency
contact, by simply dialing the number programmed
For more than one contact name
simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3
Please forward this information to everyone you
know and love. It really could save your
life and put a loved one's mind at rest.