A critically-ill man who was rushed to hospital in an ambulance which had an angry note left on its windscreen because the vehicle partially blocked a resident’s driveway, has died.
The man had been taken from an addiction rehabilitation centre to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham on Friday night, after going into cardiac arrest.
A spokesman for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust said: “We can confirm that the patient in question sadly passed away.”
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Paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service were astounded to find the note on the ambulance slamming them for blocking someone’s driveway while they treated the man who was vomiting blood.
The scribbled note read: “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.”
In a statement issued before the patient’s death, West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Sometimes we just don’t know what to say. This was the note left on an ambulance today.
“At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting blood. They took him on blue lights to hospital where he was in a critical condition.”
— Tasha Starkey (@WMASTStarkey) November 10, 2017
Following a wave of support from the public on social media, the ambulance service thanked people for their support.
In a statement, the paramedics added: “We still can’t believe it, and it appears you can’t either. Leaves us feeling really rather #sad – thanks again for all your support.”