Paramedics were shocked to find this note on their windscreen. Picture: Twitter/OFFICIALWMAS
Paramedics were shocked to find this note on their windscreen. Picture: Twitter/OFFICIALWMAS

Paramedics shocked by rude note

A CRUEL driver banged on the side of an ambulance and demanded British paramedics move as they treated a patient in cardiac arrest in a second heartless request in one day.

The Sun reports the selfish motorist told hero medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) he couldn't get his car out as they attempted to save the life of the stricken patient in Dudley this morning.

The force tweeted: "Just heard from one of our staff that two crews were treating a cardiac arrest patient today - the most serious case we can attend - and someone banged on the side of the ambulance asking them to move as they couldn't get their car out!

"Sorry, #patientscomefirst #sad".

It comes after a heartless homeowner left a shocking note on the windscreen of an ambulance while paramedics desperately worked to save a critically ill man's life.

The unbelievable message read: "You may be saving lives, but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."

The vehicle was parked outside a home in Small Heath, Birmingham, for less than half an hour while crew members treated a man who was vomiting blood.

The man was later taken to Heartlands Hospital, although his current condition is not known.

A post on the Twitter Page for West Midlands Ambulance Service, with a picture of the note and the hashtag #patientscomefirst, said: "Sometimes we just don't know quite what to say.

"At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting a lot of blood.

"They assessed his condition and immediately took him on blue lights to hospital where he was in a critical condition.

"Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes, there just isn't time. "

Speaking to the Mirror Online, a spokesman for the WMAS NHS Foundation Trust said: "The patient was in a critical condition, but sadly we have no way of finding out what their current condition is as they are no longer our patient."

"The crew were on scene for less than 30 minutes.

"They blue lighted the man in and asked for medics to be on standby to receive the patient immediately upon their arrival."

Paramedics load a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge. Picture: AFP
Paramedics load a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge. Picture: AFP

The tweet was met with outrage online, with many people branding the anonymous note-leaver "selfish" and "narrow minded".

One user, Hannah Stinton, replied to the post saying: "Wow. That's an awesome amount of ridiculousness/stupidity wrapped up with a bow selfishness!!"

Another wrote: "Unfortunately there are some very selfish people in this world if are more worried about their drives, than others lives [sic]".

While somebody posting under the username hollyann95x wrote: "Disgusting that people think to even write this! I'm sure they would think differently if it was there family member being treated #priorties [sic]".

Others were quick to praise the work of the emergency services, with some calling for the WMAS to tweet the address and name and shame the note poster.

Posting along with a love heart emoji, Julie Worn said: "No words as I would be very rude to this in cretin that left the note. You are all amazing what you do & put up with".

Another post, later retweeted by the ambulance service, wrote: "On behalf of everyone I'd just like to say that everyone thoroughly respects and is grateful for the job that and every other ambulance crew does.

"They must have difficult days and should never let a petty note like that get them down."

This story has been reproduced with permission from The Sun.



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