THE NEXT phase of work on the Rubery Digital Safety Pod has been completed with the installation of the emergency bleed control kit.
The kit, which has been registered with West Midlands Ambulance Service, provides equipment to prevent bleeding in the event of someone being stabbed.
Lynne Baird MBE launched The Daniel Baird Foundation to provide life-saving bleed kits after her 26-year-old son Daniel was stabbed to death.
The emergency bleed control kit was designed by West Midlands Ambulance Service and the National Trauma Network and this one was bought from Turtle Engineering which manufactures them in support of the foundation and WMAS.
Farrah McNutt, who owns Catch a Thief UK and has volunteered her time along with Cheryl Crawford Lynch, said: “The old 1936 red telephone box is well on its way to being transformed into one of the country’s first ever Digital Safety Pods.
“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the scheme so far.”
When completed the pod will provide a place for people to take refuge and get direct 999 access when needed, along with CCTV, a manually locking door, an alarm, reinforced windows and life-saving equipment including the bleed kit.
It is hoped the pod will be used as a place of safety for victims of domestic violence, those suffering with poor mental health or other victims of crime.
Visit the ‘Digital Safety Pods’ Facebook page for more information and details of how to donate.