Conscious of the fact that some people do not like profanities, I am going to try and refrain from using them as I sit here and type up this article.
When you read the word ‘individual’ I would like you to picture the most offensive word that you can think of and them assume that I am using that word instead of word ‘individual’.
Earlier on this afternoon, we were contacted (via our Facebook page) by the colleague of a paramedic who had been knocked unconscious by an ‘individual’ who was waiting in A&E to be seen by medical staff.
You can imagine how our team here at Emergency Services News & Emergency Services Humour felt when we heard about this shocking and cowardly attack on a hero who dedicates his life to saving the lives of others.
A post, shared by the partner of the paramedic said:
“Phil was punched and knocked out by a delightful patient in A&E yesterday.
“Someone who had been waiting a while decided to hit out at the staff and Phil was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Phil was knocked unconscious and ended up with concussion.
“He’s had had to have CT scan and it shows he still doesn’t have a brain, so he’s ok at least.
“Now because of this idiot Doncaster is now down a paramedic till he’s better.
“He not only took a paramedic off the road, he took a whole crew off the road for the rest of that shift.
“That means potentially someone’s sick child had to wait longer for emergency treatment, someone’s grandma might have had a longer wait after developing stroke symptoms, or someone’s dad had a longer wait after getting chest pains.
” [The] Idiot has been arrested but he’ll feel no remorse; he’ll probably not even realise the knock on effect his actions might have caused, not only for the NHS but for this paramedics family.
“Yesterday was our 4 year old daughters first day at school.
“If it had been a different outcome he might not have woke up to see her in her uniform ready and smiling to go, all because of one imbecile.
“Stop abuse of ALL our NHS staff!”
I am finding it hard to sit here and type the words which I want to type, which can adequately describe the ‘individual’ who deemed it fit to hit this paramedic so hard, that he lost consciousness and required a brain scan in order to make sure that he had no life-threatening injuries.
Personally, I want to be put in front of the male who did this to our colleague, just so that I can tell him what I think of him face-to-face rather than via the typed word.
In life, I try not to get angry, because anger is an emotion that just saps your energy.
But the ‘individual’ who did this to the paramedic, has triggered every sense of anger within me to such a degree, that I just want to scream!
How dare this ‘individual’ lay just one finger on the paramedic! How dare he have the audacity to go to A&E for ‘help’ and then end up knocking a paramedic unconscious.
The vile entity responsible for this attack, MUST have ‘its’ access to the NHS and emergency services revoked.
‘It’ (I use the word ‘it’ intentionally, because anyone capable of doing this is not human) should and must be banned, for life, from ALL hospitals.
I do not care, how apologetic ‘it’ may be after the event. I do not care about how long ‘it’ had to wait to be seen in A&E. I do not care about ‘its’ personal circumstances.
All of the aforementioned is 100% irrelevant
What we have here, is a specimen of bio-mass that walks around thinking that its ‘ok’ to hit a paramedic so hard, that he loses consciousness.
When you strip back all of the waffle and inevitable excuses, then that is all you are left with.
A vile excuse for a human being, who decided that he was going to punch a paramedic in the head so hard, that he lost consciousness.
I am livid, so I can only imagine how the family and friends of our colleague must feel.
To our readers, all I ask is that, when/if the individual responsible for this attack is convicted, then you share an image of him with us (if you just happen to be in or around court at the time).
So we can name and shame the person who did this. So we can show our 250,000 followers just how nasty and how disgusting a ‘human being’ can be.
Our politicians MUST act on this kind of outrageous behaviour. The ‘individual’ responsible for this attack, if convicted, MUST receive a lengthly custodial sentence.
I am sick-to-death of having to write about our colleagues in the emergency services and NHS who are getting assaulted by oxygen thieves who believe that they have a right to abuse our emergency services and NHS staff.
I have seen people getting knocked out and I have been knocked out myself when I confronted a burglar who was stealing from my (then) neighbours flat who is a Nurse (I was in the Metropolitan Police at the time).
I can relate to the force required in order to knock someone out and I can relate to the feelings of being violated by someone who has hit you with such force, that you lose consciousness.
I am guessing that the politicians who are entrusted to serve us, have not had any similar experiences, so they perhaps will not feel the same anger that I/We feel.
But I want them to have that anger. I want them to be so incensed by the actions of this ‘individual’ so that they feel as angry and as upset as what we all feel.
So that then, just maybe, the cretins who assault our emergency services / NHS colleagues WILL get the punishment which they deserve.
It’s times like this, that I am embarrassed to call myself a ‘human’ and thus, in doing so, acknowledge that I have something broadly in common with the type of individual who knocks out a paramedic.
What an utter disgrace to the history of humanity, ‘individual’s like this will be. Whoever did this, MUST be banned from ALL hospitals and MUST be banned from EVER using the 999 system!
We wish the paramedic concerned a speedy recovery and if there is anything we can do to help him or his family, then please get in touch.
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