Press Release 22/10/17

RTC Workington:

At 03.15 this morning (22nd Oct.), two BASICS/BEEP Fund Doctors (pre-hospital emergency care doctors) from Penrith & Keswick were called by Northwest Ambulance Service to a very serious accident involving one car on a small country road near Workington; two of the occupants suffered extremely significant life threatening injuries & once extricated from the car (in which they were trapped for about 45 minutes) both were given advanced life saving medical procedures at the scene by the two doctors and NWAS paramedics before being flown by a Coastguard SAR helicopter to the RVI Major Trauma Centre in Newcastle, continuing the treatments in the helicopter throughout the journey.
Three other occupants suffered less serious injuries & were taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle & the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Press Release 4th July 2017

At 2010 BEEP were asked to assist with a fallen motorbike rider near to Hartside summit. The 38 year old male was treated at the road side for significant arm injuries and transported to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further assessment.

Press Release 21/07/2017

At around 13.00h on the 21/07/17

A BEEP doctor was called to assist at a 3 car RTC at J40 on the M6, as part of a multiagency team with Ambulance service paramedics and the Great North Air Ambulance all casualties were assessed and treated at the road side. A female passenger was taken to James Cook University Hospital by helicopter and a male to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further assessment.

Press Release 25/06/17

Serious RTC on A66 near Warcop yesterday 25th June at 16.00 involving 2 cars & an HGV; BEEP Fund Doctor attended along with Pride of Cumbria GNAAS Air Ambulance (including two doctors & a paramedic) & NWAS land crew paramedics. One person was very seriously injured & despite significant resuscitation efforts at the roadside was pronounced dead at the scene; three others suffered minor injuries one of whom was taken to Carlisle by ambulance.

Press Release 24/05/17

Called to attend an RTC between a motorcycle and car near to Hartside Cafe. The 35 year old bike rider was treated for his injuries by a BEEP Dr and NWAS paramedics before being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle. 

Press Release 17th May 2017

A BEEP Dr was called to a building site near Lazonby following a steel beam falling onto a 40 year male causing head injuries. The BEEP Dr was part of a multiagency team including NWAS paramedics and GNAAS HEMS. The patient was transported by helicopter to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further assessment and treatment.


At approx. 23.00 on 22nd May, BEEP Fund Doctor Theo Weston was called by NWAS to attend & assist with the emergency response to the dreadful events in Manchester last night; he and another NWAS Paramedic drove to the incident & helped out at the scene for several hours treating those injured in this tragedy, returning back to Penrith by 05.30. 
On behalf of BASICS NW our thoughts & deepest sympathies go out to all those injured & the relatives/friends of those killed in this appalling attack.

Press Release 15/05/17

Two vehicle head-on RTC on small country lane between Armathwaite & Carlisle, Saturday 13th May 20.10; one car with four young male & the other with two older husband & wife. The four males suffered various significant injuries including limb & pelvic fractures; one was trapped & needed to be cut free by the Cumbria FRS. All were treated at the scene by crews from NWAS and two BEEP Fund Doctors attended from Penrith providing an extra level of medical interventions to some of the casualties; both Doctors accompanied patients in the ambulances to Carlisle.

Press Release 25/04/17

25/04/17 at around 11.20h a BEEP fund doctor was dispatched to assist the Ambulance service, Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance with the treatment of a 83 year old lady who sustained a fall of around 30ft near Martindale. The patient was treated on site for significant injuries and transfered by helicopter to Preston hospital. 

Press Release 2nd April

At 15.30 on Sunday 2nd April, BEEP Dr also called to RTC near Glenridding, where motorbike collided with the back of a car in front, causing shoulder & head injuries but not felt to be life threatening; taken by land ambulance to Carlisle.