Punched or kicked, spat at or bitten – what our staff face on a daily basis

In an article in the Shropshire Star today, you can read the views of Operations Manager Dan Stretton on the abuse he and many other staff face on a daily basis.  Sadly, attacks on ambulance staff are rising.  Dan says: “Enough is enough”.
Read more here. 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

One comment

  1. No one should have to face abuse of any kind when at work but sadly if your work involves dealing with the public abuse will take place. Anyone who works behind a counter will have tales to tell (eg shop, bank, tax office, job search office, garage service counter etc., etc.,). However, as a user of the various services, particularly the paramedics and NHS, please know that I have nothing but praise for the expertise, promptness and compassion shown to me and my family. I am sure that the vast majority of people feel the same – thank you.

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