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20Nov 2019

‘Disgusting’ note left on UK ambulance responding to emergency

A paramedic discovered a profane handwritten note on her ambulance after responding to a medical emergency.

Paramedic Lauren Wheeler posted a photograph of the letter on Facebook, according to Metro.

The note, written in all capital letters, reads,

Don’t care if you are an ambulance you can’t block people’s driveways! Either ask or f—ing come out when we beep the horn for 10 minutes

Wheeler said she was helping someone in need when the unidentified neighbour placed the paper on her vehicle. Facebook friends of the paramedic were outraged by the letter.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) responded to the placing of the “abusive” note, telling people to “please think – is your parking space more important than a neighbour’s life?”

The service also mentioned the public encouragement Wheeler and her colleagues have received following the incident.

The support myself and my team have received in response on social media has been reassuring, in that the hard work and support they bring to their community does not go unnoticed the majority of the time

EEAST Assistant General Manager Laura Spears said.