Twenty-five Grimsby pubs have received brand new emergency first aid bleed kits, thanks to funding from the Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.#
The kits include trauma dressings to control moderate to severe haemorrhaging and chest wounds, and were purchased from The Daniel Baird Foundation. The Foundation was set up following the fatal stabbing of Daniel Baird in Birmingham in 2019.
At a meeting of the PubWatch group, 25 kits were distributed to venues. A further 50 kits have been made available to venues in North East Lincolnshire, and will be distributed in due course.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Jonathan Evison, said:
“These kits are part of a huge drive to reduce harm from serious violence. I am pleased to have funded the Community Safety Partnership in North East Lincolnshire to enable them to place the kits in local venues.
“Everyone needs to feel safe in our pubs, bars and clubs and these kits could potentially save a life, but there is no excuse for violence and we will continue to work with our partners to tackle all violent crime.”
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“I’m really pleased to see these kits being rolled out in venues across our area, and in particular in our town centre.
“Violence is never OK. There’s no excuse for it and we don’t want to see it in our town centres, on our streets or in our pubs, bars and clubs.
“It is my hope that these kits will never need to be used.
“All of the kits are now registered with East Midlands Ambulance Service, and what that means is that anyone in our area who calls 999 and could benefit from using one of these kits will be able to find out where the nearest one is.
“I am very grateful to the Police and Crime Commissioner for helping to get these for our area.”
The bleed kits are designed to be used by pedestrians who are on the scene of an incident, to reduce the risk of someone succumbing to a life-threatening injury. They are lightweight packs, and can be attached to people, hung up, or kept in vehicles.
Pictured is Ryan Milson from Racks Pool and Sports Bar, Grimsby, receiving his bleed kit from Gary Peck of the Humber Violence Prevention Partnership.