RAYLEIGH Council have deployed ten bleed control kits at venues across the town, in a proactive effort to enhance safety during evenings out
These life-saving kits were requested by members of the Rayleigh Pub Watch scheme and have been funded by the Essex County Council Locality Fund.
James Newport, a Liberal Democrat councillor representing Rayleigh North, championed the procurement of these kits through the fund.
Each kit contains critical supplies for managing severe bleeding, including trauma dressings, gauze dressings, chest seals, tourniquets, gloves, and scissors.
Lisa Newport, the lead member for communities and health within Rochford Council’s joint administration, emphasized the importance of these kits: “In situations where individuals sustain injuries, whether due to a road accident, a significant fall, or, in rare instances, a knife-related incident, these kits empower our community members to take immediate action and potentially save lives while awaiting the arrival of emergency services.”
She went on to express gratitude to Coun Newport for securing the funding necessary to provide these kits to Rayleigh Pub Watch members.
There are aspirations to secure additional funding in the coming year to expand the program and broaden its coverage throughout the district.
So far, kits have been installed in the following licences premises within the Rayleigh area: Paul Pry, Travellers Joy, The Roebuck, The Rayleigh Lanes Snooker Club, Ye Old Crowne, The Spread Eagle, The Oysterwharf, The Crafty Casks, The Pink Toothbrush and the Rayleigh Lodge.
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