AN ambulance crew attending a medical emergency were left a handwritten note on their vehicle branding them a ‘dumbass’.
The message was stuck on the ambulance by a resident in Lymington, Hampshire, England, on Wednesday November 28, criticising the paramedics for “fully blocking” their driveway.
South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) have released a statement about the incident which read:
“Sadly, this was what our team came back to on their ambulance after attending a medical emergency in Lymington, Hampshire, today.
“This sort of abuse is completely unacceptable. When our staff attend medical emergencies, they need to park as close as possible to the patient’s house in order to get to them and start treatment as quickly as possible.
Whilst they will always try and park without obstructing traffic or anyone’s driveway, it’s not always possible as the alternative of parking further away could add minutes to their arrival time that the patient they’ve been sent to simply doesn’t have.”
We at Euro Weekly News understand that SCAS received thousands of supportive comments after it posted a photo of the note on its Facebook page.
One user remarked: “Makes me ashamed to live in Lymington – welcome to block my drive anytime”, with another user adding: “People are seriously on another planet surely! I would never dream of ever writing such nonsense in my life!”