Paramedics beg public not to leave angry notes on

‘Please have some consideration where you park!’: Furious motorist sticks angry note on an AMBULANCE which blocked a driveway for 45 minutes during emergency call

  • Ambulance crews had been attending an emergency in Leicester on Sunday
  • Paramedics have now asked motorists to talk to staff if they need to move vehicle
  • Social media users have rallied behind crews and offered their own driveways 

A furious motorist stuck an angry note on an ambulance after it blocked a driveway for 45 minutes during an emergency call.

Now the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has begged the public not to leave rude messages on their vehicles as it ‘upsets’ their staff.

The note, written on an ambulance in Leicester on Sunday, said: ‘You blocked my driveway I waited 45 mins for you to move. Please have some consideration where you park the ambulance! This is not the first time.’ 

The service has now asked for anybody with a problem to speak to them directly if they urgently need to leave their house and their access is blocked.

Lee Brentnall, Paramedic and Ambulance Operations Manager for Leicestershire, said: ‘It is so disappointing to see that a rude note has yet again been left on one of our ambulances.

An angry motorist left this shocking note on the windshield of an ambulance after it blocked their driveway for 45 minutes while attending an emergency call in Leicester

Now the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has begged the public not to leave rude messages on their vehicles as it ‘upsets’ their staff


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‘This upsets our dedicated ambulance crews when they are trying to help our patients and do their job.

‘Leaving a note will not resolve the situation as we are unlikely to see it until we are leaving in the ambulance to take the patient to hospital or to go to our next job.’

Ms Brentnall continued: ‘Our crews are approachable. If you genuinely need to leave your house urgently and we are blocking your access, please come and knock on the door where the emergency is taking place.

‘Sometimes we will be able to move the vehicle, for example if we are treating a patient but they do not need both of us there at the time.

Social media users have rallied behind the ambulance crew, telling them they can park in their driveway at any time

‘However, there will be times that we are treating someone experiencing a life-threatening and time-critical emergency and moving our ambulance will not be our priority.

‘In these cases, you will need to be patient as we try to save someone’s life.’

Social media users have rallied behind the ambulance crews, telling paramedics they can park in their drive any time.

Terri Mitchell said: ‘Well, I hope they are never in the position of needing an ambulance in an emergency! How utterly thoughtless and selfish!’

Anna Thomas-Dyke added: ‘Diabolical behavior. Don’t feel the need to justify why you’ve parked where you have. We know what a fabulous service you provide for us all. Not all of us are morons. You park where you have to.’

Helen Dell wrote: ‘Some people are shocking! Hope they never need an ambulance

‘#EMAS feel free to block my drive, park on my drive or even dig up my drive ! Do whatever it takes to get to whoever needs your help, the only letter you’d get from me is a letter of praise and thanks for being the heroes you all are x’  

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