Ambulance Crew Find Thank You Letter Days After Abusive Note Went Viral
Paramedics at the West Midlands Ambulance Service were left worried by the discovery of another note on their ambulance windscreen while on a 999 call.
The letter was left just days after British mum Kirsty Sharman was fined for leaving an abusive message on an emergency vehicle parked on her street.
However, instead of a vitriol-filled rant, the glowing note left for a crew in Rugeley offers words of support and kindness to 'the hardest working and most caring people'.
Posting a picture of the note on Twitter, operations manager Rob Marsh said the note was 'much more like it'.
Now that's more like it :grimacing:. Left for a crew in Rugeley this evening. Don't mind that sort of note at all.. :ambulance::dash: pic.twitter.com/UDCIyV4Pvd- Rob Marsh (@wmasrobmarsh) February 24, 2018
The message reads: "Thank you for all your hard work I know it's tough on you.
"If you need the loo or a hot drink come on in, the door is always open for you & your colleagues. Much love & respect, No 60."
It's a far cry from the words left by Sharman, 26, who placed a note for 999 crews in the same service last week, stating: "If this van is for anyone but Number 14 then you have no right to be parked here.
"I couldn't give a shit if the whole street collasped [sic]. Now move your van from outside my house."
So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning! Along with this note left on their :ambulance: they received a load of verbal abuse!:rage::pensive:@OFFICIALWMAS @StaffsPolice pic.twitter.com/c4UYdcjv86- Katie Tudor (@wmaskatietudor) February 18, 2018
Sharman was also accused of verbally abusing the medics, whose ambulance was parked in a residents' bay while they attended to an elderly patient in Stoke-on-Trent.
What's even more baffling is that according to neighbours of Sharman, she doesn't even own a car and the parking space was for the home's previous owner.
Not that it should make a difference - the fact is the medics had every right to park in that spot while attending to an emergency.
Although the abuse was not initially reported to Staffordshire Police, they decided to take action after a picture of the note went viral.
Not only did Sharman received a barrage of angry messages from the online community, but she was also handed a £120 fine for a section 5 Public Order offence.
It's pretty sickening behaviour to spew hate towards on-the-job emergency service medics, but the silver lining is that the West Midlands Ambulance Service have been inundated with messages of support for its crews from around the world.
This display of encouragement culminated in the lovely message above - an example of how letters to paramedics should play out.
Source: The Mirror
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