BLEED control kits have been installed at all of Avanti West Coast’s managed stations for use in an emergency.

Train operator Avanti West Coast has partnered with The Daniel Baird Foundation to provide the kits in addition to existing first aid provision, which already includes defibrillators, on each of its trains and at its 16 stations.

The foundation was set up by Lynne Baird in 2017 to promote greater access to bleed kits across the West Midlands following the tragic death of her son Daniel.

Lynne was given an MBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list for her tireless campaigning which has resulted in more than 10,000 kits being introduced in public places across the UK and as far afield as the Turks and Caicos Islands.

She said: “People shouldn’t just associate a catastrophic bleed to a stabbing. There are many other causes such as from a car accident or a work-related injury.

“We believe having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in public places such as railway stations is vital. They provide the necessary first aid to help reduce blood loss until professional medical help arrives and I can’t thank Avanti West Coast enough for their support.”

David Whitehouse, security director at Avanti West Coast, said: “The safety of our people and customers is paramount. Accidents can happen at any time and bleed kits, put simply, can help save a life.

“We are incredibly proud to support the foundation and would encourage others to join with Lynne to promote such an important cause.”

Dudley councillor Keiran Casey, who represents Castle and Priory, said: “Lynne is an inspiration and it’s been an honour to support her work which is so vitally important.

“We’re extremely grateful to Avanti West Coast for supporting the campaign to help improve safety across the network and for rolling these kits out, they can genuinely save lives.”