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All this week, we will be sharing stories directly from emergency services personnel who have been assaulted whilst on duty.
In the second instalment of our #AssaultedOnDuty series of stories, we hear (below) from a Student Paramedic who was subjected to a vicious assault by a patient who had called for an emergency ambulance.
In yesterdays story, we shared the account of a Police Officer who had been assaulted twice in the space of a 1 month period.
There were a few comments made on our post via Emergency Services Humour, in relation to how Police Officers should ‘expect’ to be assaulted. We disagree.
Whilst, yes, a Police Officer might get bruised during an arrest, there is a huge difference between being bruised and having your shoulder socket smashed in by a ‘service user’.
We want to publicise and highlight not only the severity of the assaults inflicted upon our colleagues, but also the frequency with which our colleagues in the Emergency Services & NHS are being assaulted on a DAILY basis.
Unless you have served in uniform, then you will never know what it feels like to turn up to an emergency call in order to try and help someone, only to then be assaulted by the very people you are there to try and save.
Being one of the most popular emergency services pages on Facebook, we hear all of the time from many of our 235,000 followers about incidents where they have been assaulted whilst on duty, only to then be expected to return to work the very next shift.
If you work in the emergency services or NHS and you have been assaulted whilst on duty, then contact us via our main website and share your story with us.
We might use your story over the next five days.
The second of our stories (below) has been written by a colleague on the #ThinGreenLine:
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#AssaultedOnDuty – Story #2
“I’m currently a second year student paramedic out of St Georges University of London.
Myself, my mentor and crew mate were all bitten, spat, kicked and punched by a ‘service-user’ after he had too many on a night out and had.
Police attended the incident.
In total it took around 5 police officers, 1 paramedic, 1 technician, 1 student paramedic, 5 police constables (2 of whom were firearm trained) an Incident Response Officer and an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner to subdue and sedate the ‘service user’.
After being checked into A&E for our injuries, we heard that the patient had subsequently became conscious and assaulted 2 members of nursing staff and a porter.
The gentlemen appeared in court for his assault and pleaded guilty due to body warm footage.
The ‘service-user’ was ordered to not consume any alcohol for 3 months, a curfew of 1800 for 3 months and was ordered to pay £150 (split between the 3 of us).
As it stands, I’m currently paying £9250 a year for the pleasure of being assaulted by this gentlemen, only for him to have to pay a measley £50 in compensation”
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