Petrol station is home to Solihull's first bleed control kit - The Solihull Observer

Petrol station is home to Solihull's first bleed control kit

Solihull Editorial 17th Feb, 2021   0

A PETROL station in Chelmsley Wood has had the borough’s first bleed control kit installed.

The life-saving kit is designed to prevent a catastrophic bleed following trauma or violence was donated by Dawn Lewis who’s husband Giovanni was killed in Kingshurst in 2016.

The kit – which has taken up residency at the BP Service Station on Chester Road – can be used by any bystanders, including police officers who are often the first on the scene, contains a portable bleed kit similar to those found on ambulances.

The initiative was set up by the foundation that was set up the family of Daniel Baird, who at age 26 was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Digbeth in 2017.

Inspector Wallace from Solihull Police, said: “We’re happy to support the Daniel Baird foundation as we together work hard to tackle knife crime.

“We believe having kits in such locations like this available in those vital early minutes will help prevent more tragic and unnecessary deaths.”

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Waheed Saleem, added: “I’m delighted that we’ve got another one of these lifesaving kits installed as part of our rollout across the region.

“With these kits out in the community, they can help to control a bleed and prevent a tragic loss of life whilst the emergency services are on the way.

“I want to thank Lynne Baird for the tireless work she is doing through the Foundation to ensure these life savings kits are available.”


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