Paramedics find rude note on ambulance slamming their ‘inconsiderate’ parking

Shocked paramedics returned to their ambulance to find a rude note demanding they "have some consideration where you park".

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) workers were dealing with a "genuine" emergency when they returned to find the hand-written letter.

The service released a photo of the note and begged homeowners to show patience if an ambulance blocks their driveway while paramedics are busy saving lives.

The note, left on the windscreen in Leicester, said: “You blocked my drive way. I waited 45 mins for you to move.

“Please have some consideration where you park the ambulance! This is not the first time.”

An EMAS spokeswoman said she was unable to give any more details on where and when the note was left due to ‘patient confidentiality’.

In response to the incident, EMAS manager Lee Brentnall, said such notes were upsetting his crews.

“It is so disappointing to see that a rude note has yet again been left on one of our ambulances," he said.

“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.

“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.”

Mr Brentall, who is the paramedic and ambulance operations manager for Leicestershire, added there could be some occasions when moving the ambulance immediately would not be possible but said that would not always be the case.


“Sometimes we will be able to move the vehicle, for example if we are treating a patient but they do not need both crew members there at the time," he said.

“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.”

Kirsty Sharman made headlines earlier this year after leaving an abusive note on an ambulance parked outside her house in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

It read read: "I couldn’t give a s*** if the whole street collapsed. Now move your van from outside my house."

She was arrested on February 18 for placing the message on the ambulance and was ordered to pay a fine two days later.

Sharman went on to describe herself as the "world’s most hated woman" following the furore.

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