Lifesaving bleed control kit unveiled at Dudley College’s Evolve Campus  


16/05/2024

Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects with Councillors Keiran Casey & Karl Denning

Following a safety campaign to get more lifesaving equipment installed across Dudley borough, a new publicly accessible cabinet housing a bleed control kit has been installed at Dudley College’s Evolve Campus. 

The public safety campaign launched by Dudley Councillor Keiran Casey, is part of activity funded by The Daniel Baird Foundation who have donated equipment designed to provide bystanders with the means to stop life-threatening bleeding, until medical professionals arrive. 

The Daniel Baird Foundation is a national charity working to increase easy access to the right equipment vital to providing the necessary first aid so that the public can stop life-threatening blood loss in an emergency. The organisation’s founder, Lynne Baird has worked tirelessly with her family, to see the kits rolled out across the West Midlands, after her son, Daniel was fatally stabbed on a night out in Birmingham. 

Speaking about the new installation, Keiran said: 

“I am delighted that Dudley College has been able to join other organisations; such as the Black Country Living Museum and the Priory Community Centre & Boxing Club – by installing a bleed kit in a prominent place with lots of public footfall.  

I feel confident that the more cabinets we call install around the borough, the more chance we have of saving lives, in emergency situations such as everyday accidents as well as acts of violence.  

I would like to thank Lynne and the fundraising supporters of the Daniel Baird Foundation for the donation of the kit and the ongoing work in promoting education of the public in basic life support. Here in Dudley Borough, we are keen to keep the memory of Daniel alive through this work, and I urge residents to get involved in any way they can.”   

This newest bleed control kit is situated on Dudley College’s Evolve Building at Tower Street, next to the temporary bus stations and can be opened by calling 999 and following instructions from the operator. 

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