The manager of a rehabilitation centre where a man died despite the efforts of paramedics has blasted a resident who left a moaning note on an ambulance.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics were stunned when they found the scrawled note under their windscreen wiper after treating a patient suffering a "major internal bleed".

Written in capital letters, it read: "You may be saving lives, but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."

The patient was rushed to nearby Heartlands Hospital but died.

Paramedic Tasha Starkey, of West Midlands Ambulance Service, was so enraged by the lack of compassion by the resident, she tweeted a picture of the note.

The 42-year-old man had been staying at Livingstone House, in Mansel Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, when he collapsed on Friday (10/11) afternoon after vomiting blood.

Manager John Hagans said the man's family had been made to feel "50 times worse" after discovering the note had been left on the ambulance sent to help their son.

He said: "They are absolutely horrified. They said it's hard enough as it is, with the loss.

"The man's father said to me that it has just made it 50 times worse.

"The man had been clean for three months before he collapsed.

"He was making active changes to change his life.

"He was somebody who had made poor choices but was now making the right ones.

"I am absolutely disgusted that an individual complained about the ambulance's parking.

"An ambulance is a sacred space.

"What goes on inside there, it shouldn't be interfered with.

"One of these days, heaven forbid that the man who left the note or his family might need an ambulance.

"He would shut down all of Small Heath to get an ambulance through.

"We do have a problem with parking but on this particular day, the ambulance was parked down an alley and wasn't blocking anywhere.

"Ultimately, what kind of individual would be so vitriolic towards an ambulance crew.

"It's very clear that if they're not moving, then there's obviously a significant amount of work going on in that ambulance.

"It's the mentality of some people - no public spirit, no empathy and no feeling. It's all about them."

Residents in the street say the note was written by a man who "should know better".

A woman who answered the door of a house where the ambulance was reportedly parked, said: "I have nothing to say. You will have to talk to my husband about it."

When the woman was shown the note and asked if she recognised the handwriting, the woman slammed the door shut.

A neighbour of the man, who did not want to be named, said: "Everyone says it was this guy (who wrote the note). If it was then he should know better.

"He's got a decent responsible job. It's terrible that anyone would take a pop at paramedics. They save lives for goodness sake."