This all occurred at a time when ambulance drivers and paramedics are already the target of violence in the U.K. The number of reported attacks on medical professionals by members of the public has increased dramatically. Indeed, it has now reached the point where there are six assaults on ambulance crews every single day.
A nurse consultant for the rehabilitation center, John Hagans, said, “We are completely disgusted by the note. Words fail me. [The patient’s] condition was so severe they could not move the ambulance for half an hour because they were fighting so hard to save him.”
The note posted on the ambulance read, “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.” Whoever the furious author was had been complaining about not being able to get their car out.