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Welcome surprise for ambulance pair in Pinchbeck




An ambulance crew from Bourne found this surprise note and gift on their vehicle after blocking someone's drive whilst treating a patient in Pinchbeck on Sunday. Photo supplied by EMAS.
An ambulance crew from Bourne found this surprise note and gift on their vehicle after blocking someone's drive whilst treating a patient in Pinchbeck on Sunday. Photo supplied by EMAS.

A pair of medical staff had an unexpected, but welcome surprise while treating a patient in Pinchbeck.

Paramedic Julie Wade and Emergency Care Assistant Catherine Whitehouse, both of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), were parked outside a resident's house whilst treating a casualty last Sunday, September 9.

But later when they came out with the patient, Julie and Catherine found a £5 note and a hand-written note on their ambulance which said: "You blocked my drive but it doesn't matter because I wasn't going out anyway.

EMAS staff dealt with more than 3,000 calls on Sunday, transporting just over 1,200 patients to hospital.
EMAS staff dealt with more than 3,000 calls on Sunday, transporting just over 1,200 patients to hospital.

"Enjoy your day (and) buy a coffee."

An EMAS spokesman said: "The crew, both from Bourne Ambulance Station, didn’t have time to get a coffee due to being so busy all shift.

EMAS dealt with more than 600 calls from people in Lincolnshire on Sunday.
EMAS dealt with more than 600 calls from people in Lincolnshire on Sunday.

"We usually receive 2,500 calls a day but on September 9, we received 3,068 calls and of these, 622 were from Lincolnshire.

"On the same day, we transported 1,208 patients to hospital.



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