BEARS on the A133
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust called out Dr Martin Hargreaves of BEARS today to a multi vehicle Road Traffic Crash on the A133 at Great Bentley.
Dr Hargreaves, in addition to being a GP in Colchester, also responses voluntarily for BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS) to incidents where patients are critically injured or suffering serious illness within the county.
On arrival at the incident Dr Hargreaves worked with the Ambulance crews on scene to assess and treat all the patients before they were transported to Colchester Hospital.
BEARS is a new charity in Essex formed from the merger of North East Essex Doctors Emergency Service (NEEDES) and Mid Essex Doctors Immediate Care scheme (MEDICS). The scheme is called out by The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to patients that need an enhanced level of care following serious injury or illness. All the members are volunteer Doctors and Paramedics who have undergone additional training in Immediate Medical Care. Each member is equipped purely through donations at a cost of between £20-25,000.