Paramedic shares note abusing him for blocking home – as he battled to save life of young girl


A PARAMEDIC had an abusive letter stuck to his ambulance by a resident who could not enter their home – as he battled to save a young girl’s life.

Chris James Nixon was told his behaviour was “appalling” and warned that pictures had been taken of his parking at the emergency on Friday.

The furious resident signed off that they had not been able to get in to their home as a result of the ambulance being there.

Chris, who lives in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, and works for the North East Ambulance Service, posted the handwritten note online.

The image shows an abusive letter which was found stuck to NHS ambulance by a resident who could not enter their home due to the ambulance being in the way. Inside the ambulance a paramedic battled to save a young girl's life.
The shocking letter was left on the ambulance windscreen

He wrote: “Whilst 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, corrected for spelling and grammar, reads: “I have taken pictures of you leaving your ambulance in the middle of the road, when there is no need for. See pic.

“Your behaviour is appalling and you should be held responsible for your actions as ‘professional driver’.”

The letter is signed off: “Resident who can’t get to his house!”

Paramedic, Chris Nixon, found an abusive note stuck to the windscreen of his ambulance. The NHS paramedic was inside treating a trauma patient.
The paramedic, Chris Nixon, was treating a trauma patient in the back of his ambulance

Kriss Elkaypea was among those to react with disgust, writing: “Pity they didn’t leave their address so you could accidentally (of course) crash the unoccupied ambulance thru his front wall later.”

Kristie Graham said: “Wow! I can’t believe these people actually exist! What an absolute d***!”

Daniel Jones commented: “So when they call for an ambulance, make sure you park legally, maybe pay and display. All the while they’re bleeding to death.”

Dan Douglas wrote: “Please tell me where they live.”

The abusive note left on the back of an NHS ambulance was posted on Faceboo by Chris Nixon. Many social media users reacted to the image.
Chris uploaded the note to Facebook where it generated a lot of reaction

Jimmy Craik said: “Should have reversed straight over the c***.”

Sarah Coyne fumed: “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?

“Should have left their name so we can do just that if the need ever arises…”

Some people hit out at the grammar and spelling mistakes made in the note.

Social media users on Facebook hit out at the resident for the abusive note and said he was careless. Image shows a screenshot of a comment from Facebook.
The majority of social media users hit out at the resident for his carelessness

Chris Holmes wrote: “The author could have made good use of their waiting time to research how to use the English language. Cretin…on several levels.”

Craig Hall said: “I hope you corrected their spelling. First and foremost.”

Victoria Williamson commented: “That’s absolutely disgusting! That’s after about 10 attempts to understand any of what he said!”

Chris’s only response to the comments was to spell out the urgency and difficulty of the job.

Facebook users commented on Chris Nixon’s post with calls to identify the culprit. Some comments asked what would the resident expect from the NHS ambulance service if they or one of their relatives were ill.
Some comments wanted to know the identity of the culprit

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

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of our ambulance crews was dealing with a life-threatening trauma on the back of an ambulance recently when a resident left a note with a complaint about the position of the vehicle. The crew was busy delivering life-saving treatment at the time, which was critical for their patient.

“Whilst our teams make every effort to avoid obstructing the highway, there are occasions in the course of their work when a patient’s life might be at risk and every second of treatment is critical in their care. On those occasions, moving a vehicle may not be the highest priority for our staff.

“Understandably, the team concerned was surprised and disappointed to have received a note of complaint given what they were dealing with.

The NHS paramedic, Chris Nixon, revealed the type of treatment he was administering to the patient at the time the note was left on the back of the ambulance. He described it as a bad trauma case.
Chris revealed what type of treatment he was dealing with at the time

“We appreciate that on this occasion a nearby driver did experience some inconvenience and would not have been aware of what was going on inside the ambulance but we rely on the support of members of the public at such times to be patient, bear with us and allow us to deliver critical life-saving treatment.”

Last December, a paramedic in the North West Ambulance Service shared a picture of a letter left on their ambulance in similar circumstances.

The expletive-ridden note branded the paramedics “a***holes” and “d***heads” for being blocked in to their driveway in Manchester.