UK PUBS ROLL OUT TRAUMA KITS TO ‘CONTROL THE BLEED’

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Trauma kits to reduce ‘catastrophic’ bleeding have been rolled out to more than 50 licensed venues in Birmingham, aiming to give victims vital extra minutes in the case of serious injury.

Birmingham has become the first city in the UK to adopt a ‘control the bleed’ initiative – intended to reduce deaths by violent injury, such as stabbings and people being ‘glassed’.

The local campaign is the mission of resident Lynne Baird, whose 26-year-old son Daniel was fatally stabbed in the city in 2017.

Each first aid kit contains tourniquets, pressure dressings and bandages, and cost around €80.

Publican Lawrence Barton, who runs the three venues in the heart of town, told the Morning Advertiser of the importance of the kits.

“… we know we have to do all we can to safeguard the safety of people in prime night time economy locations.”

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