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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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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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May 2021 Call-Outs

The month of May has been busy for our BEEP Doctors team. This month has seen a rise in call-outs with 47 in total across the county. The majority of incidents our Doctors attend to are road traffic collisions. This month this was 50% of the emergencies they attended. Incidents included falls from roofs, falling… Read more »

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Meet Our Doctors – Dr Theo Weston

Dr Theo Weston has been a Doctor since 1982 & did his main training at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London. Dr Weston qualified as a GP in 1986. Medicine is very much in his blood as his Dad was a Surgeon & his Grandad was a GP, making him a third generation Doctor.… Read more »

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Callouts in 2020

As we begin a new year, we always look back and analyse the previous twelve months. During 2020 our team of dedicated Doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts. These ranged across the width and breadth of our county. The BEEP Doctors were on hand to assist the paramedics at the scene and offer… Read more »

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Seconds Matter – A Doctors Account

A report from Dr Amit Paik about life as a BEEP Doctor. When lives are at risk, seconds matter.   Research shows, the sooner sick patients can be provided with emergency care at the scene of an accident, the greater their chance of survival. We call this the “golden hour” in adults and even “platinum… Read more »

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Farming Accident: Case Study

In May 2020, BEEP Doctor Theo Weston was called by Northwest Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a farm near Penrith to a farming accident where a farmer had seriously injured his right forearm. Unfortunately, he had accidentally slipped & put his right arm into a machine used for chopping up hay/straw/grass. This resulted in his forearm… Read more »

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Stay Safe This Christmas

As another year draws to a close, we approach the festive season and it?s a very busy time for everyone. It?s a time for celebration with colleagues, family and friends with spirits high and frivolity in the air. Sadly, it is also a time when the emergency services see an increase in call-outs. Our team… Read more »

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Updates on Call Outs for October 2019

BEEP Fund Call Outs – In October a BEEP Fund Doctor was called by North West Ambulance Service to the following: RTC: 6 Other Trauma: 2 Cardiac Arrest: 3