Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa met police officers, licensees and street pastors during a late night visit to the county’s Night-Time economy.
The Commissioner, joined by his deputy Kevin Gillott, visited Derby City Centre to present Trauma Kits to street pastors and other city workers who have been trained to intervene in life-threatening emergencies including victims who have sustained serious knife injuries.
During the visit, Mr Dhindsa also chatted to licensees and pub staff to understand the huge impact Covid-19 has had on the hospitality industry and their fears for the future without further governmental support.
Speaking after the visit, Mr Dhindsa said: “It is a deeply worrying time for many workers, particularly those whose jobs are centred in the night-time economy who continue to be adversely affected by the current health restrictions.
“The Government cannot just abandon these families by allowing the furlough scheme to come to an end next month with no possibility of business returning to normal for some time. The livelihoods of so many people are under threat and it is difficult to imagine how these businesses will continue to survive without additional support.
“I appreciate the immense challenges facing this sector and hope that these workers are offered a lifeline as soon as possible.”
The Commissioner has funded dozens of Trauma Kits in a joint initiative alongside Derbyshire Constabulary, Derby BID (Business Improvement District) and the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre,
Partnership for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK), a specialist BID project management company, recruited a number of local firms to the initiative, who are all based in and around the Cathedral Quarter and St Peter’s Quarter in Derby.
Staff from each firm received specialist training by East Midlands Major Trauma Centre staff who showed workers how to use the Trauma Kits to prevent bleeding and act in the critical minutes following an incident.
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Posted on Wednesday 16th September 2020