Angry Note Left On Paramedic's Ambulance While He Battled To Save Young Girl

While a paramedic was busy saving a young girl's life, a resident left a note on his ambulance complaining that they couldn't get into their drive.

Chris James Nixon, of North East Ambulance Service, was attending a 999 call on Friday when the angry letter was left on his windscreen, claiming they had taken pictures of his 'appalling' behaviour.

The peeved resident said they couldn't get past the ambulance, seemingly unaware that Chris was inside the vehicle caring for the patient who had suffered 'bad trauma'.

Chris, who lives in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, shared the note on social media, writing: "While working hard to save a young girl's life in the back of the ambulance, received this from a fan who left it on our windscreen."

The letter was left by a neighbour who was unable to get into their home while he was treating a patient. Credit: Deadline News
The letter was left by a neighbour who was unable to get into their home while he was treating a patient. Credit: Deadline News

The letter said: "I have toke pictures off you leaving ambulance in middle off road, when there is no need for. See pic. You behaviour is appealing and you should be kept responsible for you actions as 'professional driver'[sic]."

It was signed: "Resident who can't get to his house."

After reading the shocking post, people were quick to comment and show their support for the NHS worker.

One person wrote: "So if their relative was gravely ill, they'd expect you to drive around the block to look for a parking space, potentially park a distance away from the patient, and delay their emergency, life-saving treatment?"

A second person said: "Pity they didn't leave their address so you could accidentally (of course) crash the unoccupied ambulance through his front wall later."

While a third user added: "Wow! I can't believe these people actually exist! What an absolute d!"

Chris said he wanted to shared the note to show how difficult the job of paramedics actually is. Credit: Deadline News
Chris said he wanted to shared the note to show how difficult the job of paramedics actually is. Credit: Deadline News

"So when they call for an ambulance, make sure you park legally, maybe pay and display. All the while they're bleeding to death," put another.

The paramedic said he wanted to share the post in order to show people what he has to deal with on a daily basis and the importance of treating patients as quickly as possible.

He said: "Was a bad trauma job as well. HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) was in the back with me."

This isn't the first time medics have been subjected to abuse from the general public. Last December, a paramedic from the North West Ambulance Service posted a photograph of a letter that was left on their ambulance, calling the paramedics 'arseholes' and 'dickheads' for blocking their driveway.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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