21st January 2016 | 14:00 pm – Statement in relation to the unprovoked attack on a Jigsaw Medical ambulance technician.
At approximately 6:00 am on Thursday 21st January, a Jigsaw Medical double crewed ambulance responded to an emergency 999 call for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, at an address in Aylesbury, where a patient was said to be lying injured in a phone box.
While in attendance and tending to a patient, one of our ambulance crew, an Ambulance Technician, was subjected to a vicious and unprovoked attack, and was stabbed with a screwdriver.
Jigsaw CEO, Chris Percival commented: “I am absolutely appalled at this violent attack which has left a member of staff, in the hospital with a serious injury. The attack launched on this individual could have easily had had a fatal outcome.”
Chris also added: “I must, however, offer my praise to their colleague for their quick actions and to South Central Ambulance Service, our locality and senior management team, and the Thames Valley police for their rapid and collaborative response to this incident.”
“Both Jigsaw and SCAS will be working closely with the local Police force to ensure that the person responsible is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
“This member of staff goes to work each day and dedicates his life to helping people in need and despite being extremely well cared for by the ambulance staff on the scene and the doctors and nurses at Stoke-Mandeville Hospital it is likely that they will not be able to return to work for some time.”
“The thoughts of the whole team at Jigsaw are with this member of the team and their family and we wish them a speedy recovery”.
UPDATE | 22nd January 2016
A 43-year-old man from Aylesbury has now been charged by Thames Valley Police with one count of Section 18 wounding with intent in relation to the above incident.
We would like to thank all of the people who have sent their well-wishes to the ambulance staff involved.