An ambulance driver in England was stunned to see a note left on his vehicle as he returned after responding to a call.
The driver had been helping a man in Birmingham, England who was vomiting blood when he came back to the ambulance to find a nasty message on his windshield, The Mirror reported.
“You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive,” it read.
Sam Grimson, a paramedic, responded to the note on Twitter.
“One of our crews encountered this delightful note after assisting a patient suffering a major internal bleed!” he wrote. “The crew were not on scene long due to how poorly the patient was. We always try to park appropriately but sometimes it it not possible.”
One of our crews encountered this delightful note after assisting a patient suffering a major internal bleed!
The crew were not on scene long due to how poorly the patient was.
We always try to park appropriately but sometimes it it not possible. pic.twitter.com/2eVC2CY04k
— Sam Grimson (@wmassamgrimson) November 10, 2017
The ambulance was only on the scene for 30 minutes helping the man who was in critical condition, according to The Mirror.
A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was dumbfounded by the note, telling The Mirror “sometimes we just don’t know what to say.”
“At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting a lot of blood,” he said.
“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. Sorry, patients come first,” he told The Mirror.
People on social media were outraged by the callousness of the note writer.
If you ever get an emergency call to that address then park a few miles away and walk. The writer of the note would appreciate that
— John Rodway (@JohnBRodway) November 11, 2017
So the writer of the note thinks their time is more important than preventing someone from dying.What a horrible person. Please tell your crew the rest of us are grateful & respect their work
— Tinuviel (@mycleverbunnies) November 11, 2017
One day it might be them that needs emergency treatment. So selfish. Our Ambulance service do a great job.
— Gary Davis (@garyd0311) November 11, 2017
Ridiculous. Even if they were late for something it’s not more important than a life and I’m sure anyone would understand you being late under these circumstances. Idiots.
— Jeffrey Tuckerman (@Mantaforce) November 11, 2017
Please feel free to inconvenience me at any time if it means you are saving a life. Some people are impossible.
— whatchrisdoes (@eatfooder) November 11, 2017
You can block my driveway anytime you like lads… Nothing I would be doing would be more important than saving someone’s life. The person who wrote that note is an embarrassment. Thank you to all you brilliant medics everywhere. #heroes
— floyd (@floydyid) November 11, 2017
I’ve seen a number of these notes, but while this individual accepts that lives may be at risk, they also make it clear that the inconvenience he has been caused is far greater than their neighbour’s life. #idespair https://t.co/gklmp3TvEf
— Mike Petersen (@HSYeoVale) November 11, 2017
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