Bleed control kits installed in Milton Keynes community buildings

Shenley Brook End and Tattenhoe Parish Council

More community buildings in Milton Keynes are now home to life-saving bleed control kits.

The small bags cost £96 each and contain pressure bandages, tourniquets, a chest seal dressing and other medical equipment that can stop stab victims from bleeding to death.

Today (10/6), Shenley Brook End and Tattenhoe Parish Council has announced that they have started to place the emergency kits in community buildings in the area.

The bleed control kit at Garthwaite Pavilion has been placed within the defibrillator box. This can be accessed by anybody following instructions outside.

By the end of July, the Parish Council hopes to have the same at Westcroft Pavilion, Priory Park Pavilion and the Parish Office.

The kits at Emerson Valley Community Centre and Westcroft Meeting Place are currently accessible whenever those buildings are open.

The Parish Council says: "We have also placed kits in all our parish vehicles, so that emergency aid can be applied wherever we work."

The campaign, originally launched by the family of Jay Fathers, an 18-year-old man who was a victim of knife crime, has seen a boost in venues and facilities in MK installing the bleed-control kits.

Back in April, Bleed Control Kits installed in some MK sports facilities buildings, such as Tattenhoe Pavilion and Bletchley Leisure Centre.

Cllr James Lancaster commented at the time: “It’s great to see more facilities in Milton Keynes install these life-saving kits. You never know when they will be of use so it’s good to have them around to save a life if needed. We know they’re not the answer to knife crime but saving a life is always worth it.”

Local councillors have been pushing for the kits to be available in every MK venue.

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