13th December 2011

BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS) was called out late yesterday afternoon by East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to a road traffic crash between a lorry and van on the Kelvedon Road, Tiptree.


Dr Ian Gibson from Panfield near Braintree responded at 17.45hrs to the scene and found three patients, one who was unfortunately dead and two others who had minor injuries.


Dr Gibson assisted the ambulance crews on scene in assessing and treating the patients before one of them went by ambulance to hospital while the other went home.


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.


For further information please contact Paul Gates, BEARS Chair on 07971 955689 or p.gates@rocketmail.com.

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