"Appalling assistance from paramedic"

About: Ambulance Victoria

(as a friend),

A female paramedic arrived at the scene of a young woman who was suffering from violent epileptic seizures.

Before arrival we were on the phone to paramedic and were encouraged to tell the truth to whether our friend had consumed any drugs that evening. With the assurance that our honesty would be the best for our friend, informed the paramedic she had consumed alcohol and a small amount of speed.

If we knew that giving this information was going to result in carelessness and judgmental actions we would never have told them.

The female paramedic, after being described of the seizures, almost refused to take our friend in the ambulance as she thought she was 'just on GHB', also did not allow anyone to sit in the ambulance with our friend completely ignoring her distressed state.

An absolutely pathetic response from someone who is meant to be there to assist us in times of need, not jump to pathetic stereotypical assumptions and potentially cause more harm than already done.

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