Life saving bleed kits installed across Bexley
Bleed kits are being installed across Bexley so the public can help someone in an emergency.
The life-saving kits are being installed across the borough so members of the public can help someone in need anytime of day.
The kits will be located at the Aspire Pharmacy in Sidcup High Street, Bexleyheath Central Library and Erith College.
A further two Bleed Control Kits have been ordered and will be located in the north of the borough at locations to be confirmed.
All the kits will be registered with the London Ambulance service and in the event of a serious injury, a 999-call handler can talk a resident through how to access and use them.
On average it takes an ambulance about seven minutes to reach a patient. But traumatic bleeding from serious injuries can prove fatal in as little as three minutes.
Bexley councillor Sue Gower said: “Bexley is already a safe borough and by continuing to work in partnership with all our colleagues and external agencies we aim for it to remain that way.”
The council’s community safety team received funding from both the Department for Education and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to fund five bleed control kits.
Pictured top: Bleed Kit (Picture: Bexley council)
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