Life-saving equipment being installed across Tower Hamlets

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Life-saving equipment which will help stop serious blood loss in an emergency is being installed around Tower Hamlets.

The bleed control kits can be used to stop bleeding, whether that is from a car crash, sports accident, or another injury.

Five bleed kits are now available in the borough, including three in Victoria Park, and one on each of the youth service buildings in Limehouse and St Andrew’s. More kits will be going up across the wards over the coming months.

They are easy to use and mean that vital, life-saving first aid can be given to injured people before emergency help arrives.

The kits are registered with 999 so anyone calling for an ambulance will be directed to a nearby kit.

Cllr Ohid Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, said: “These kits give those who are bleeding a much better chance of survival as those nearby will be able to deliver life-saving care to them.

“This is a very important investment in our community safety. I hope they never have to be used, but it is reassuring to know they are there if there are needed.”

Posted on Monday 6th March 2023