A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) crew have been shouted and sworn at, simply for asking a patient to wear a face covering.
As well as being subjected to a barrage of verbal abuse by the misinformed patient, they were also told that the deadly disease is ‘only a cold’ and that the NHS should ‘care more’.
Across the country, at least seven ambulance crew members have lost their lives to Covid.
To help keep their staff safe, Ambulance Trusts ask patients to wear a face-covering when being treated by medics.
Talking about the incident, Paramedic Nicholas said:
“Being told the NHS should care more is all very hard to take in all honesty and left us struggling to know how to respond.”
A spokesperson for WMAS said:
‘Our staff will always wear a mask when they come to see you and we’d ask that you do too if you are able so that we can help keep everyone safe’.
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