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25.07.23 – Staffordshire Police Bleed Kits, Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

Written by on 25 July 2023

Two hundred Staffordshire police cars now have bleed control kits on board as part of a jointly funded project with the Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime.

The specialist kits, designed to complement existing first aid supplies in police cars, are designed to control bleeding from trauma injuries caused by stabbings or serious road traffic collisions before the ambulance or paramedics arrive.

The kits have been deployed in police cars across each of the county’s ten local policing areas and will be used by first aid-trained officers only.  Similar kits, also in use by Dog Handlers across the force, have already helped to save lives.


Young people, family carers, community groups and organisations from across Staffordshire have been recognised at Staffordshire’s annual Dignity in Care Awards.

Over 70 guests joined family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration that recognises care services, teams and individuals who put dignity, respect, as well as quality care at the heart of everything they do.

The Staffordshire County Council run event is part of a wider campaign to celebrate how important carers are, and the many opportunities for people to make a difference and feel valued by working in the care sector.

Full list of winners and those highly commended include:

  • Specialist Dignity Champion (Learning Disability) – Winner, Andrew McEwen from Lichfield, highly commended , Peggy Brian.
  • Registered Manager Dignity Champion – Winner, Alison Norris from Home Instead, Cannock, highly commended, Sophie Rylance.
  • Special Recognition – Winner, Louise Molineux, highly commended, Molinder Kaur.
  • Palliative Care – Winner, Tim Beech, highly commended, Bryony Benbow.
  • Community Service Dignity Champion – Winner, Roxana Monica Paraschiv, highly commended, Rachel Agar.
  • Newcomer to Care Dignity Champion – Winner, Jade Rawlinson, highly commended, Tracey Earp.
  • Care Team Dignity Champions – Winner, Woodview Care Home,  highly commended, Park View.
  • Care Home Dignity Champion – Winner, Chloe Richards, highly commended, Amanda Jayne Brown

Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care at Staffordshire County Council who presented some of the awards at the event which was held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts earlier this week said: “This is one of my favourite events of the year.

“Not only do the awards give us the chance to showcase the care sector but it’s a great opportunity to thank and celebrate everyone working in care whether informally or formally.  I would like to say a huge well done to everyone at the event and particularly to our winners and highly commended