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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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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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Handy first aid skills to know

Our doctors are on call 24/7 and will be at the side of someone in need as quick as they can. Would you be able to help someone if they needed assistance before paramedics arrived? At home, at work or in the street? Basic first aid skills can be life-saving and this knowledge could enable… 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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New kit for volunteer doctors

Twelve volunteer doctors from the Beep Fund Ltd, have received new kit thanks to funding from the public. The new flame retardant technical response suits, which will be worn by all doctors when they attend emergencies, uses the charity?s new branding, which was created earlier this year.? The team of doctors had used the same… 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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Beep Doctors Call Out 18.07.2019

BEEP Doctors Call Out – At 19.15 on Thursday 18th July, a BEEP Doctor attended 54 year old lady that had fallen from a horse near Long Marton; she was treated at the scene before an NWAS ambulance arrived, & she was then transported by land ambulance to Carlisle for further treatment.

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Meet Our On-Call Doctors

The BEEP Fund team of doctors are the backbone of the charity, always being on-call for whatever emergency call–out they are requested to attend in the region. These dedicated and selfless individuals ? if called to your aid ? may only be with you for a matter of minutes but their life saving skills in… Read more »

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Staying Safe on the Roads

The BEEP Fund team of volunteer doctors are always on call to assist with any emergency situation. The majority of these calls are for road traffic accidents. Many road accidents can be avoided, and these points will refresh drivers on car care, maintenance and staying safe on the roads. ? Prior to sitting in your… Read more »