Paramedics say they have been left stunned by a note left on an ambulance windscreen letting them know not to obstruct a driveway.
The hand-scribbled note 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 paramedics got the note on Friday in the wake of heading off to a man who was in a critical condition in Small Heath, Birmingham.
“Sometimes we just don’t know quite what to say,” the service said.
“Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes there just isn’t time.”
The patient was told to be in a critical condition and was spewing blood in the ambulance before being taken to Heartlands Hospital as a crisis case.
The administration said the ambulance was at the scene for no longer than 30 minutes.
The ambulance benefit shared the image of the note on Facebook with the hashtag “#patientscomefirst” and the post has gotten more than a thousand responses.
Lisa Howard remarked: “Not an ounce of empathy… shame on them”.
Another user, Sarah Peacock, remarked: “Hope they [the person who wrote the note] sees this and feels ashamed,” adding that the ambulance service does “a terrific job”.