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Avon & Somerset Police Bleed Kit Initiative

Avon and Somerset Police have embarked on a collaborative effort with HeartSafe and NHS England South-West. This partnership marks a significant advancement in public health and safety, focused on the crucial goal of providing immediate aid in emergency situations. Highlighting our collective commitment to safeguarding communities, this initiative bridges vital resources with local needs.

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Our Mission

A simple, easy to understand kit of life-saving essentials designed for use under 999 guidance to help treat a catastrophic trauma patient until emergency services arrive.

Developed with the support of the NHS and 999 emergency services, this kit is designed to include essentials for use by untrained members of the public.

Avon and Somerset Police have joined up with HeartSafe and NHS England South-West to launch a joint initiative to place Emergency Bleed Kits in local communities.

To date, the partnership has funded over 500 bleed kits either attached to existing HeartSafe defibrillator cabinets, or wall mounted in prominent locations across the Avon and Somerset region.  This allows the public immediate access to lifesaving equipment should a person suffer a catastrophic bleed.

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