A paramedic refused to help a man in agony with a broken back because he was on his lunchbreak, a tribunal was told.
Robert Chambers was approached by the man’s desperate friends as he filled his ambulance with fuel.
To their horror he told them to wait for another ambulance before driving off.
The ambulance crew, which had been on duty for six hours, had been given their half-hour break at 1pm, the hearing was told.
Mr Chambers was approached for help 16 minutes into his break.
But instead of helping the patient, waiting with him until help arrived or clarifying which ambulance was on its way, he simply drove away, the hearing was told.
In another blunder, an ambulance car – which did not have the space or equipment to transport a patient with back injuries – was sent to the scene. It took a further 40 minutes for a proper ambulance to arrive.
Yeah, imagine being sick or injured and having a health care worker, probably a member of the Health Care Workers Union, tell you, “Talk to the hand, I’m on my break.”
The ambulance worker in the UK was subject to a disciplinary review, which we all know is largely meaningless in a socialized, bureaucratized, unionized public work force. The Teacher’s Unions, for example, have made it almost impossible to fire bad teachers even in cases of gross incompetence.
And yet when I tell lefties they will receive the same quality of care under socialized health care as they receive from the Department of Motor Vehicles, they “insist” that the only change will be that “the government” will be paying for the care.
Hat Tip: Moonbattery