Doctor from Cumbria heads to Phillipines to help typhoon victims

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Doctor from Cumbria heads to Phillipines to help typhoon victims

Posted on Friday 15th November 2013

One of Cumbria’s GP’s has flown out to the Philippines to help victims of the devastating typhoon that hit the islands recently as part of an emergency medical response team. 

Dr Sean Hudson is a GP at Maryport Health Services, acts as Community GP for the hospital and as the NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Lead for the Maryport sub locality. 

He has travelled to the Philippines as part of the UK’s International Emergency Trauma Team and will be providing emergency medical care to the Filipino people affected by the destructive typhoon, many of whom have been left homeless and living in very poor conditions. 

Dr Hudson has extensive experience providing medical cover on expeditions in 21 different countries.  He was the first person in the UK to become a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and has trekked across the Darien Gap and the Thar Desert.  He has worked as a trekking guide and Chief Medic for Raleigh International in Namibia and Zimbabwe; a trauma medic in Columbia; a ski field doctor in New Zealand and spent a season in the Antarctica for ALE. 

In 2002, he co-founded Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, which seeks to provide comprehensive training for medical professionals working as expedition medical officers in a variety of extreme and remote environments.  

Posted on Friday 15th November 2013

 

 
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