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BEEP Doctors get new car fit thanks to Frontline Fleet

Beep Doctors would like to thank Frontline Fleet for their resent support in fitting out one of our doctors response cars. We use a mix of our own vehicles and marked cars. Ask any of our responders, and they all say the same – our biggest protection from injury at the scene of an accident is… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors smash fundraising target & set new challenge

BEEP Doctors, a Cumbrian based charity, set themselves a huge target of raising £145,000 in 2021, which they are pleased to announce they smashed. In 2022 they have taken on an even bigger challenge of raising £250,000 to buy four new emergency vehicles, which can be used in all four corners of the county. It… Read more »

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November 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of November, the team of 15 on-call doctors attended 11 call-outs across the county. They assisted 16 casualties including two people on bikes who had to be airlifted to hospital. Four road traffic accidents saw casualties treated at the scene and accompanied to hospital. One call-out was to patient who suffered a… Read more »

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October 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of October our team of doctors were called out to a total of 20 call outs. There were 20 casualties, some with minor injuries who were treated at the scene or transported to hospital. Nine of the incidents were road traffic accidents, one of which sadly resulted in a fatality. There were… Read more »

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September Call-Outs

September has seen our Beep Doctors called out to 29 incidents in the county. Seventeen of these call-outs were to road traffic accidents. Please be mindful now the evenings are drawing in that you do need your lights on your vehicles & should also wear reflective clothing if on a bike, running or walking. We… Read more »

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August 2021 Call-Outs

This month our team of volunteer Doctors have attended 31 incidents across Cumbria. They have covered Penrith, Barrow-in-Furness, Keswick, Langwathby and various locations on the M6 and M74. Road traffic collisions attributed to 77% of the call-outs this month with falls and cardiac arrests being other incidents the team have treated. Casualties who rehire further… Read more »

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July 2021 Call-Outs

The month of July saw our team of Beep Doctors called out to 29 incidents across Cumbria. There were 16 road traffic collisions between vehicles of various sizes, from motorbikes to lorries, and pedestrians this month. Casualties were treated at the scene and taken to hospital, where required, by ambulance or helicopter. Two casualties fell… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors Brave The Heat To Raise £4,000.

The BEEP Doctors cycle team have hung up their helmets as they completed a 260-mile charity bicycle ride around Cumbria this weekend raising over £4,000 for equipment. Setting off from Penrith on Friday 16th July, the team endured the hottest weather this year as they completed their challenge.  This took them from the health centre… Read more »

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June 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of June, our BEEP Doctors attended 35 call-outs, which is down in number from the month of May. 77% of these incidents were road traffic collisions, either between cars, motorbikes and cars or pedestrians and cars. On occasions, these call-outs resulted in multiple patients and this month saw two such accidents with… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors unveil new emergency vehicle.

BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria, a charity based in Penrith, have launched a new emergency vehicle, which has been sponsored by Suffolk based Smarter Metering Services. The new emergency vehicle will be used to attend serious medical incidents across the county.  The volunteer doctors, who work for BEEP, currently use their own vehicles to attend call… Read more »