Cumbrian charities Archives - BEEP Doctors Cumbria - Volunteer Emergency Doctors

Latest news, events and case studies highlighting our life saving work within the local community.

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Case Study: Cardiac Arrest

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 »

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BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria

We are excited to announce the induction of several new doctors, which means BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria We now have 16 volunteer doctors on the BEEP team, coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, who bring their knowledge and skills to complement Cumbria’s fantastic paramedic colleagues. The new additions… Read more »

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Mountain Rescue: Case Study

Daniel Oakaby, 36 from Devon was on a rock climbing and camping holiday in August 2020 with friends in the Lake District when he was involved in an accident.  Working alongside Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Police, the BEEP Doctors were called to help.  Our Dr John ferris was on the scene… 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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Friends of BEEP

All charities rely heavily on volunteers helping in a variety of ways and ensuring the good work continues tirelessly all year round. These individuals are generous with their time, their ideas and their smiles, which all go a long way and are greatly appreciated by all of us involved at BEEP. Our plans for this… Read more »

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Donating and Making a Difference

We know there are hundreds of charities for everyone to choose from but supporting a local charity where the difference made is tangible is rewarding for all parties. How can your donations make a difference to our Cumbrian charity? A one-off donation could fill our emergency vehicle with fuel. A monthly direct debit of £10… Read more »

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Resolutions To Stick To

January is the start to a new year and can be the time to set new goals and make resolutions for the months ahead. However, making positive achievable goals and resolutions to stick to, is the direction to take for 2020. Now is the time to decide to make a difference. It may be in… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors raise £881

BEEP Doctors raise ?881.? The BEEP Doctors were invited by Marks and Spencer in Penrith to do a charity collection.? Volunteers visited the store on Friday and Saturday and raised a fantastic ?881.? All the money raised will go towards providing new kit and equipment for the twelve volunteer doctors who work across Cumbria. Thank… Read more »

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Updates on Call Outs October 2019

A BEEP Fund Doctor has been called by North West Ambulance Service to the following incidents recently: Early hours of Saturday 12th October: BEEP Doctor call to assist NWAS paramedics at an address in Ousby where a lady in her 50’s had collapsed; advanced interventions were performed but despite their best effort she sadly passed… Read more »

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Our Summer Summary

We have had a very busy year, not only in attending emergency call-outs but also by ensuring the BEEP Fund has a presence at local events in order to raise awareness of our work and also generate interest in our fundraising and volunteering. Here is our summer summary. We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many… Read more »