Milton Keynes

MyMiltonKeynes funds Bleed Control Kits for City Centre

MyMiltonKeynes funds Bleed Control Kits for City Centre

Life-saving bleed control kits have been provided to 14 venues across the city centre, thanks to MyMiltonKeynes, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID).

The kits are designed to control bleeding in an emergency situation where someone is suffering from a catastrophic bleed, whether it is from an assault, a fall or a road traffic collision.  Each kit contains dressings, chest seals, tourniquets, gloves, scissors and an instruction guide and would be used to stem bleeding until the paramedics arrive.

 

 

The kits have been provided to bars and pubs in the city centre, at the request of the City Centre Barwatch group.  Staff will receive training on how to use the kit should a member of the public be injured at or near their venue.  The following businesses now have the kits in place:

  • All Bar One, Midsummer Boulevard
  • Alpha at Oscars, Avebury Boulevard
  • Be At One, The Hub
  • Brewdog, Midsummer Boulevard
  • Browns, The Hub
  • Midsummer Tap, 12th Street
  • Miller & Carter, Xscape
  • PopWorld, 12th Street
  • Revolucion de Cuba, Xscape
  • Revolution, 12th Street
  • Slug & Lettuce, The Hub
  • The Casino MK, Xscape
  • The Moon Under Water, Xscape
  • Wetherspoons, Midsummer Boulevard

 

 

The provision of the bleed control kits is as a result of campaigning by Jason Fathers who lost his son Jay in a knife attack in 2021 and Joe McMahon from nightclub Pink Punters, who has worked with Jason to champion the importance of this vital equipment.

Tom Miell, chair of Barwatch in Milton Keynes City Centre, and general manager of Popworld said: “We’re really pleased to work with the BID to make this project happen and would like to thank Jason Fathers, who has dedicated so much time and energy to raising awareness of the difference the kits make.”

Members of the public who witness an incident should always call 999 and ask for the ambulance service in a life-threatening emergency, but the kits are designed to be easy-to-use in the moments immediately after a medical emergency.

Jill Farnsworth, chief executive of MyMiltonKeynes BID, said: “These kits really can save lives and while we hope they’re never needed, we now can be confident that if someone is seriously injured at or near one of these venues, the staff will be able to assist and help prevent the tragic loss of life.”

For further information about MyMiltonKeynes please visit www.mymiltonkeynes.co.uk and keep up to date with all of the latest information from your Business Improvement District by following @MyMiltonKeynes on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn.

 

 

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