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BEEP Doctors incident report February 2022

During February 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 17 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 1 (6%) Carlisle – 3 (18%) Eden – 9 (53%) South Lakeland – 4 (24%) It took six of our volunteer doctors over 19 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from Trauma (i.e falls, fractures, head injuries) Medical… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report January 2022

During January 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 18 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 10 (55%) Carlisle – 4 (22%) Eden – 3 (17%) Copeland – 1 (6%) It took six of our volunteer doctors 21 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from Trauma (i.e falls, fractures, head injuries) Medical (i.e cardiac… 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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BEEP Doctors receive grant for over £80,000

The BEEP Doctors charity recently received a grant of £83,500 from the Mark Benevolent Fund, working for the province of Cumberland and Westmorland. The cheque was presented to the crew by the Freemasons of West Cumbria and has paid for some equipment that will help the volunteer doctors save even more lives across the county. … Read more »

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Horse Riding Accident: Case study

On the 31st May 2021, Jen Turnbull, from Southwaite near Carlisle was involved in a horse-riding accident at the Nord Vue Equestrian XC Course.  One of our BEEP Doctors, Theo Weston was called to the scene where he cared for Jen.  Theo called the Air Ambulance for assistance before Jen was taken to the RVI… 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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BEEP Doctors get online

IT company, Logic Business Systems, have donated ten new iPads and IT solutions to the BEEP Doctors charity, as they move into a new headquarters in Penrith town centre. The BEEP Doctors moved into their new offices at Agriculture House in Penrith in the summer. The charity has grown considerably over the last 12 months… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors runners raise over £6000

After a year of being unable to get out and about and take part in any fundraising activities, the BEEP Doctors have been out in full force this summer raising money for our charity.  On Sunday, 13th September a team of twelve runners undertook the 13.1-mile Great North Run and raised over £6,000. Runners who… 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 »