Angry paramedic blasts motorists who shouted at her for blocking parking space as she tried to save patient’s life

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Katie Tudor fumed at motorists who abused her while she treated a seriously ill person (Twitter)

A furious paramedic revealed how she was abused by motorists after she blocked a parking space while she was treating a seriously ill patient.

Katie Tudor, who works for the West Midlands Ambulance Service, took to Twitter to vent about people who were shouting at her while she was trying to do her job.

She wrote: “Please don’t shout at me for blocking your parking space when I’m trying to coordinate the extrication of a pt in cardiac arrest!!

“We are desperately trying to save someones life and could do without angry bystanders!”

Katie and her crew performed CPR on the patient, who continued to receive advanced life support on the way to Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

Twitter users came out in support of Katie after her post went viral:

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It was incredibly frustrating to hear of our staff getting abuse when they are trying to help a patient in their hour of need.

“In this particular incident, our staff were trying to save the life of a patient who had suffered a cardiac arrest, the most serious type of call we attend.

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“In our line of work the patient must always come first. Our staff will always endeavour to move out of the way as quickly as possible or park in a clear space in the first instance but the nature of the job means we do sometimes have to park where we block someone in.

“It is simply not acceptable that staff who are there to help people should suffer abuse from patients, their relatives or others at the scene.”