Everything BEEP Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria do is all about provision of life-saving enhanced pre-hospital emergency care.
This means no matter what type of accident or incident you or a loved one may be involved in our team of volunteer doctors are on hand. They bring leading edge emergency medical services to patients at the site of the incident; giving them a greater chance of survival.
We are not a big charity, with a big team, but it costs a lot to keep our doctors trained and to provide them with essential equipment and medicine. Our highly trained and well equipped volunteer doctors, located around the county, are able to overcome many of the challenges in pre hospital care that would threaten the lives of seriously ill or injured patients in the past.
Every penny you donate, every penny you raise and every penny you work hard for goes back into the charity; ensuring our doctors can provide first class care to patients in emergencies ranging from a serious A69 crash to a heart attack on the Furness Peninsula. Our Doctors have saved countless lives and limbs over the years and are called to hundreds of incidents each year right across Cumbria.
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 »
Doug Davies, one of our BEEP Doctors based in the south of the county attended an incident on the 28th February at Sandside, near Milnthorpe. Doug was called to a post-cardiac arrest patient with severe hypoxic agitation. He had suffered a cardiac arrest at home after a Myocardial Infarction. He had been resuscitated by the… Read more »
When BEEP Doctors began in 1994 we had 3 doctors and covered a 15 mile radius around Penrith. Now we have 14 doctors and cover the whole of Cumbria. We’re sometimes called to accidents in SW Scotland and Lancashire as well.
During 2020 our team of dedicated Doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts. These ranged across the width and breadth of our county.
In 2021 this reached almost 400 and this map shows you the extent of the area where our team of life saving doctors have travelled this year.
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Callouts in 2023
Number of volunteer hours in 2023
Number of Casualties in 2023
Number of call outs so far in 2024
Number of volunteer hours so far in 2024