It seems that not more than a few days go by without a story surfacing about a Medic being assaulted by a ‘patient’. It also seems, that our oppos working for West Midlands Ambulance Service are bearing the brunt of these disgusting and vile attacks.
Over the weekend, we reported on a vile specimen who stabbed a paramedic, after he lured her into holding his hand whilst in the back of the ambulance en-route to the hospital, claiming that he wanted to be comforted.
There are many words to describe this sort of individual. But we will let your imagination come up with the most suitable…
And let us not forget, the delightful Ms Sharman who was nicked after she left a vile and belligerent note on an ambulance, as its crew tried to help her neighbour. Kirsty Sharman continues to gob off on social media about how unrepentant she is.
And yet, on the same day as Sharman left the note, a Paramedic was bitten in a separate incident on his arm, as he helped nurses treat a patient at Staffordshire hospital.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service Operations Manager, Mr Duggan, told the BBC that these sort of actions were “becoming part of the job”.
How truly sad it is, when Managers have to acknowledge that their staff being assaulted is a “part of the job”. It should not be “a part of the job”. In the seconds before these vile creatures are pondering whether or not to assault our colleagues, then memories should flash through their minds of previous attackers who subsequent to their actions, had the book thrown at them.
Maybe, just maybe, it would be enough to stop them from committing their cowardly act of violence in the first place.
There are many, many components to this problem.
But one deterrent MUST be the tougher sentences which MUST be handed down to ANYONE convicted of assaulting ANY member of the emergency services/NHS; regardless of which colour their uniform is.
And a part of this sentence should involve making the convicts undertake no less than 200 hours of ‘community service’ for the Trust whose employees they mindlessly assault.
Let’s get these individuals who seem to think that assaulting our emergency services is in same way ‘ok’ kitted out in bright green jumpsuits, before making them carry out chores such as deep cleaning ambulances which have had to convey critical patients to hospital.
Let everyone see who these people are. Lets shame them. Let us highlight their vile actions, in order to deter would-be attackers from laying one disgusting finger on the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to helping others; to helping complete strangers.
We have NEVER seen nor read ANY comments from ANYONE trying to excuse the actions of these vile creatures. And that is for good reason: their actions ARE inexcusable.
Of course, we, the men and women who have served and who still serve, understand that sometimes, especially when dealing with GENUINE mental health issues, then there is a heightened risk of being assaulted.
But these cretins who we report on, are aware of their actions. They know what they are doing. They assault the men and women of the ThinGreenLine, because they choose to.
So let’s stop mincing around these poor excuses for human beings. Let us throw the book at them. Let’s fine them in a way that will really hit their pockets. The victim of the assault can then decide what happens to that compensation.
If they want it for themselves, then that’s fine. If they want to donate it to a charity, then that’s fine too. if they want to use the money to go on a much needed holiday, then great! do it!
And once the convicts have done their time, and once they have compensated their victims, then let’s put them to work, in their bright green jumpsuits, deep cleaning the ambulances which get covered in the blood of their patients.
Patients who REALLY & GENUINELY need the help of the ambulance service, rather than those patients who call an ambulance, because they are misguided into the belief that they have an entitlement to one.
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