Man dies in front of a hospital - level 3

Man dies in front of a hospital - level 3

17-02-2015 07:00

This is the shocking moment a paramedic looks on with his hands in his pockets, as a man collapses and dies right in front of him.

The CCTV footage shows Carl Cope falling to the ground in pain, as paramedic Matt Geary simply watches instead of helping the dying man.

Carl Cope died from a heart attack after suffering chest pains near the A&E department at Walsall’s Manor Hospital in 2012.

The footage shows that Mr. Cope was unattended for 30 seconds, after which Geary went to see him without taking any medical equipment.

Geary then talked to him for about two minutes and returned to his ambulance.

He was handed an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years and ordered to complete 240 hours of community service.

He no longer works as a paramedic.

Difficult words: collapse (to fall to the ground), CCTV footage (security camera video), paramedic (somebody who does medical work but is not a doctor), A&E (Accident and Emergency), unattended (alone and without help), suspend (to make somebody stop working), community service (unpaid work which normal people can do and criminals must do).


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