A patient, who paramedics were treating when an irate neighbour pinned a rude note onto their ambulance, has died.
The Birmingham man had been in the care of rehabilitation centre Livingstone House and today staff said they were ‘disgusted’ with the moaning neighbour.
The 42-year-old victim was ‘vomiting blood’ due to ‘massive internal bleeding’ when the neighbour left the note, written in capitals, which said: ‘You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.’
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the ambulance was at the scene in Small Heath for no longer than 30 minutes.
John Hagans, a nurse consultant at Livingstone House, told MailOnline: ‘Words fail me. This person deserves to be shamed. If the person who wrote it had had any idea of what was going on inside, they would not have dared.
‘The resident collapsed in the home and was vomiting blood and our nurses and the ambulance crew battled extremely hard to save him.
‘In that situation no ambulance crew should have to worry about annoying others because of parking. It’s ridiculous.
‘One of our staff members who was trying to help them spotted the note when they brought him to the ambulance. We were left completely stunned.’
The patient died on Friday evening at Heartlands Hospital.
Ambulance service staff were left shocked when the note was put on Twitter and went viral.
Paramedic Tasha Starkey was first to share an image, she said: ‘Crew alerted an extremely poorly patient to hospital, minimal on scene time, arrived at hospital to find this note… this patient was TIME-CRITICAL.’