The bleed control cabinet is accessible 24 hours a day by a code provided by emergency services.

UK’s first bleed cabinet

The UK’s first-ever kit to control bleeding has been installed at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Birmingham.

A kit to control bleeding has been installed at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Birmingham. This is the UK’s first-ever control kit which was recently installed on Hurst Street, Birmingham on Thursday.

What is the Bleed cabinet?

The bleed control cabinet was designed to prevent severe blood loss as paramedics arrive to the scene. The kit contains a portable bleed kit, with complete instructions. The cabinet has the same emergency equipment as an ambulance.

The bleed control cabinet was designed to prevent severe blood loss as paramedics arrive to the scene. The kit contains a portable bleed kit, with complete instructions. The cabinet has the same emergency equipment as an ambulance.

What’s in the box?

The bleed control cabinet contains gloves, a chest seal and haemostatic dressings. It will be accessible 24 hours a day as a code can be provided by emergency services.

The bleed control cabinet is accessible 24 hours a day by a code provided by emergency services and contains haemostatic dressings, gloves, a tourniquet and a chest seal.

West Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Anthony Marsh, expressed: “When I met Lynne last year, I was moved by her determination not to let other mothers go through what she has had to bear. I fully support her campaign; having more bleed control kits will help to save lives. As we see in cardiac arrest cases, every second counts, so the more bleed kits we can get on our city-centre Birmingham streets, the better”.

Turtle Engineering

Lynne Baird set up a foundation “The Daniel Baird Foundation” after her 26-year-old son was killed outside a pub in Birmingham in 2017. The equipment was designed by Turtle Engineering, working in partnership with the Daniel Baird Foundation.

The managing director of Turtle Engineering, Mike Dowson, said: “Bleeding from trauma injuries can prove fatal in three to five minutes, so we are making it our mission to try and get the cabinets and bleed kits truly accessible in all major towns and cities throughout the UK.  We are very proud to be helping the Daniel Baird Foundation with this first cabinet because they have trailblazed the need for accessible bleed kits in the West Midlands

Ms Baird also believes the kits will be a vital tool for saving lives and aspires for them to be installed across the country. “These public access kits are a vital tool in saving lives, so we are very excited that the UK’s first cabinet containing these kits is about to be installed in Birmingham”.

“The Daniel Baird Foundation”

Daniel Baird was stabbed outside The Forge Tavern in the Digbeth area of Birmingham

Support the cause

You can find more about “The Daniel Baird foundation”  on the official Twitter page https://twitter.com/TheDanielBaird1