Lifesaving Bleed Box has been installed in Rushden

Lifesaving Bleed Box has been installed in Rushden

A potentially lifesaving Bleed Box has been installed near Rushden High Street

Rushden Town Council have been working with 'Off The Streets NN' - a local anti knife crime group, to help find suitable locations for several emergency bleed control kits that can be used to provide emergency aid to treat patients injured in a serious violent crime.

The first Bleed Box in Rushden has been installed in the walkway that leads from the High Street to Orchard Place Car Park. The box contains gloves, bandages and a tourniquet and can only be opened with a code given by emergency services when someone phones 999.

A video of how to use the kit is available here:

As well as visiting local schools, the group are hosting a public training session on the 29th January 2022, 2pm until 4pm at Rock Street Community Centre in Wellingborough.

The boxes were purchased from fundraising efforts made by the 'Off The Streets NN' group and they plan to install several more within Rushden and Northamptonshire.

Off the Streets NN CIC

Posted: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:33 by Michelle Lewis

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