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March 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of March, our BEEP Doctor team attended 42 emergency call-outs. 23 of these were road traffic accidents where they assisted to the casualties, who were subsequently taken to hospital by road or air. Other emergencies which the team were called to included falls, burns, garden accidents and suicide. Our team volunteer their… 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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Getting to know our Doctors

John Ferris has been a BEEP Doctor for nearly 5 years now and chatted about being part of the BEEP team over the festive period. I’m based in Keswick and cover an area north up to Silloth, west to Seascale, east to Penrith and the M6B Motorway, however we are occasionally called to incidents much… Read more »

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November Call-Outs

In November our team of volunteer BEEP Doctors were called out to 12 incidents across the county, including Lancaster, Carlisle and Legburthwaite. Eight of these were road traffic accidents, so please take note of driving conditions before you travel this winter and don’t drink & drive.

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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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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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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman’s Report – Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the eighteenth AGM of the BEEP Fund Ltd. The Fund, as with previous years, continues to provide an excellent and worthwhile service thanks to the generosity and support of local people. As can be seen from our Treasurers Report, the income from members of the public continues… 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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Official launch of Beep Fund new brand and website

The Beep Fund Ltd, which has been running since 1994, has officially launched its new website and branding at Penrith May Day on the bank holiday weekend. The charity took a stand at the popular event in Penrith town centre, which was adorned with all their new promotional material. They have created new flyers, banners,… Read more »