After posting such a nice post about the lovely people in Newham it was perhaps obvious that when I got into work last night I’d hear about some not so nice people. Such is karma…
Some of my station workmates were parked at the hospital on Wednesday night booking a patient in. Someone broke into their ambulance and stole the sat-nav monitor (which won't work as all the actual electronics of it are buried deep in the motor itself).
They also stole a drugs pack with little else in it besides some paracetamol and some vials of adrenaline. So keep your eyes open for someone with a fast heart rate running around Newham with sachets of Calpol in their pockets.
What this means is that we will have one less ambulance on the road while it is getting fixed (the whole dashboard was pulled up).
Also that night there was a strange man walking around the station at 3am. He stole some cigarettes and when challenged replied, “You're open 24 hours ain't you”. He then acted threatening towards one of our female crews before leaving.
Shame I wasn't there…
Once more it’s the complete disregard that some people treat us underpaid, overworked ambulance staff who do our job because deep down inside we want to help folk. I wonder if they care that they are robbing the community of an ambulance.
I suspect that they don’t.