LETTERS: Patients deserve better

Editor:

I emerged from my apartment to find two ambulance attendants escorting an elderly gentleman, as he shuffled very, very slowly.

Editor:

On Monday morning, I emerged from my apartment door to find two ambulance attendants escorting an elderly, very unwell gentleman, as he shuffled very, very slowly down the third-floor hallway.

I held the elevator door open for them and one of the attendants tersely stated, “You need a bigger elevator, our bed won’t fit in this one. We do have a chair but didn’t bother to go down to get it.”

The ambulance was parked on the street at the ground level main entrance to the building, two or three minutes away, tops.

This is the service seniors can expect from our ambulance service in South Surrey, White Rock? Total disregard for what further harm they may do simply because they are too lazy to take a few minutes to go fetch a wheelchair to transport a patient in distress and force them to shuffle to the ambulance?

Perhaps some unpaid leave or further training for attendants would be in order.

It’s totally stunning! Shocking! Appalling! That there are employees of this ilk employed by the ambulance service speak volumes. We can only hope these two are the exception rather than the rule.

Don MacKay, White Rock

 

 

Just Posted

White Rock butterfly release ‘emotional, uplifting’

Second annual event raises $1,250 for Peace Arch Hospice Society

Securing Olympic spot the latest test for Canadian softball squad at Surrey tournament

Softball hasn’t been included in the Games since 2008 when Canada finished fourth in Beijing

South Surrey-White Rock candidates weigh in on SNC-Lavalin affair

Polls show support for top federal parties even after ethics report

City Dream Centres hands out 1,000 backpacks at back to school event in Surrey

This is the fifth year the charity is hosting the event in the city

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read

l -->