The patient who paramedics battled to save while neighbours left a note moaning about the ambulance blocking their driveway has died.
The 42-year-old, who was ‘vomiting blood’, died after being rushed to hospital with ‘massive internal bleeding’. As they responded to the call West Midlands Ambulance Service found a hand-written note on the windscreen which read:
‘You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.’
The service said the ambulance was at the scene for no longer than 30 minutes and one of the paramedics who tried to save his life was Tasha Starkey (right), who posted a picture of the note (left and inset) on Twitter.John Hagans, a nurse consultant at the charity, said they were ‘disgusted’ by the note.
‘Words fail me. This person deserves to be shamed. If the person who wrote it had had any idea of what was going on inside, they would not have dared.
‘The resident collapsed in the home and was vomiting blood and our nurses and the ambulance crew battled extremely hard to save him.
‘His condition was so severe they could not move the ambulance for half an hour because they were fighting so hard to save him.
‘In that situation no ambulance crew should have to worry about annoying others because of parking. It’s ridiculous.
‘One of our staff members who was trying to help them spotted the note when they brought him to the ambulance. We were left completely stunned.
‘What’s worse is that another driver was trapped on an alleyway that runs down the back of our property for over 40 minutes.
‘They did not say a word. They just respectfully sat in the car and waited, as you would hope anyone would do.’
‘I feel so sorry for the man’s family, knowing that the note was placed on the ambulance that tried to save their son. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.’
The patient passed away at Heartlands Hospital on Friday evening.
Residents on the street in the Small Heath area of Birmingham expressed their disgust at the note.