Paramedics treating life threatening cases have notes left on windscreen...criticising their parking

Staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service have been left shocked after crews were asked by members of the public to move their vehicles whilst responding to 999 emergencies.

Emergency crews were called to help a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting a quantity of blood. They assessed him and prepared him to be taken to hospital in a critical condition.

However, when they returned to their vehicle, a note had been left on the windscreen reading: "You may be saving lives but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."

On a separate occasion, two crews were treating a patient in cardiac arrest - the most serious type of case they attend. They were left shocked when a member of the pubic banged on the side of the vehicle, asking them to 'move so they could get their car out'. Posting about the incidents on social media, a spokesperson for the service said: 

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

"We still can't believe it, and it appears you can't either; it leaves us feeling rather sad. Thanks for all the comments you've been sending through"

Public support has come in droves as over 2000 people have left messages of support on Facebook. Victoria Marshall said:

"I have been thinking about this post for most of the day off and on. I am the proud sister of a paramedic who loves his job and works very hard in difficult circumstances, as do all his colleagues. 

"I would really like to think that those who want to only help themselves are in the minority and that they stay that way. Thank you to all the people driving ambulances everywhere for the job you do.

"Please feel free to park on my drive anytime."


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