The internet is struggling to deal with the unbearably rude note that was left on an ambulance in Birmingham.
The resident was furious to see that the ambulance was parked outside his driveway. Whilst the paramedics were treating an extremely ill patient, the resident placed the note in the windscreen wiper of the vehicle.
The note, which was written in capital letters, said, “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."
The paramedics were stunned by how ill-mannered the neighbour was. The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust shared their disgust on Twitter, “Sometimes we just don't know what to say. This was the note left on an ambulance today. At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting blood. They took him on blue lights to the hospital where he was in a critical condition. #patientscomefirst.”
It is understood that the paramedics were at the patient’s home for half an hour. They swiftly transported the man to the hospital after working tirelessly to save his life.
The man who was vomiting blood was their main priority, and luckily, they managed to get him to the hospital on time.
Sometimes we just don't know what to say. This was the note left on an ambulance today. At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting blood. They took him on blue lights to hospital where he was in a critical condition. #patientscomefirst pic.twitter.com/RwCCVmZgrA— WMAS (@OFFICIALWMAS) November 10, 2017
The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust expressed that they always try their best to park in a suitable place, but there are times when they have no choice but to block someone’s driveway.
They tweeted, “Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes, there just isn’t time. Sorry, patients come first.”
The tweet has since gone viral receiving thousands of likes and retweets on Twitter. People were shocked by how disrespectful the local was.
One user wrote, “If his home had a dying person in it he should be glad to see an ambulance there! It's more important for them to access, even if he's kept waiting. And yes, ambulance CAN park anywhere in an emergency.”
Another stressed that there are more people in the world who respect the emergency services than people who don’t, “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 continued, “They must have difficult days and should never let a petty note like that get them down.”
One man expressed his disbelief, “Almost unbelievable that anyone would even think to want to write that, let alone carry the thought through and actually do it.”
We couldn’t agree more! The emergency services work tirelessly and deserve to be treated with care and respect.