'We are staggered by the generosity': Paramedics react to £35k appeal

Two Jersey paramedics convicted of failing to provide reasonable care to a patient say they are 'staggered' by people's generosity.

A crowdfunding appeal for their legal expenses has topped £35,000.

The original target for the online appeal was £20,000, but that sum has been far exceeded.

More than 700 people have contributed, with many describing the pair's conviction as an injustice.

Chloe Wallser, who set up the page, has posted a message from the ambulance crewmen.

“We are staggered by the geneousity (sic) and support that has been shown to us by so many. It is difficult to find the words to describe it. We want everyone who has commented, donated and approached us in person to know how much it has helped. When we needed kindness we didn’t have to ask. Strangers and friends alike have shown us that the silent majority are inherently good. You have placed tremendous faith in us. We will not let you down.” 💚

John Sutherland and Tom Le Sauteur were found guilty of failing to provide reasonable care to a patient who suffered a cardiac arrest while they were at his home in March 2022.

Following an eight-day trial last month, the Royal Court found the pair had unreasonably delayed treatment of the 39 year old.

They had requested police back-up, citing the patient's aggressive behaviour.

The judge said the ambulance workers should have reacted more quickly to changes in his condition. 

Following the Royal Court verdict, more than a hundred people protested out the Ambulance Station.

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