Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seattle VA hospital strands veteran outside ER

When Donald Siefken drove up to the Seattle VA hospital emergency room earlier this year with a broken foot, all he asked for was a little help getting inside.

Instead, a hospital employee who answered Siefken’s cellphone call told him to call 911 himself, then hung up on him, Siefken said.

Frustrated to tears, the 64-year-old retired truck driver and Army vet from Kennewick placed the emergency call while parked just feet away from the ER entrance.

“They won’t come out and get me, do you believe that?” Siefken asked an emergency dispatcher, his voice wavering. “They told me to call 911 and hung up on me.”

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If he would have told them that he was a gun owner in the VA parking lot and was feeling a little blue, they would have called the local LEO to go check him out and more than likely escalate the situation. EMS would be dispatched as well, but only after LEO were contacted first. Think about that for a second... Who the fuck is writing these protocols?

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