Cumbrian GP heads to the Philippines to offer help following Typhoon Haiyan

First published in News

A CUMBRIAN doctor has flown out to the Philippines to help victims of devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

Dr Sean Hudson, a GP in the west of the county, left the UK for the Filippino islands as part of an emergency medical response team following the storm which has left more than 3,500 people dead and thousands more missing.

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 and a ski field doctor in New Zealand.

In 2002 the Maryport GP, who is a member of the Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, 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.

He has travelled to the Philippines as part of the UK’s International Emergency Trauma Team and will be providing emergency medical care to those affected by the destructive typhoon.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree