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Police Issue Mandela Garden Legal High Warning

Tuesday May 27 2014


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A MAN was taken from Mandela Gardens in an ambulance three days in a row last week after collapsing after consuming legal highs.

Eight other people were moved on from the area after they were found to be smoking a legal high which was linked to the death of a Dodworth man.

Six, who had also been smoking the substance, had been asked to move on the previous day.

PC Leanne Reis said: "People are being moved on (from Mandela Gardens on) a daily basis. We have ambulances called there regularly and there is a handful of individuals who are there daily.

"One man said he finds legal highs quite addictive and if he doesn't take them for a day or two, he feels like he's rattling.

"He's there nearly every day and last week was taken off in an ambulance on three consecutive days.

"We were down there on Tuesday and there were four girls sitting on a bench, eyes glazed over and speech slurred but they couldn't be moved on because they weren't doing anything antisocial."

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Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday May 27 2014 at 15:55
That people need to use these dirty highs is sad. What kind of life do they have I wonder. And what can be done. Its awfull.

Reply Posted by anon LMFAO on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:52
facepalm

Reply Posted by Unknown on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:02
He should be charged for wasting the medical team's time!

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:22
So people who take illegal drugs are bad, and people who take legal highs are bad, have you ever heard of peoples choice who ate you to decide what others should or shouldn't do end of day it's legal there's a shop in town who sells um so why shouldn't they judgemental fowk in Barnsley nowt better to do than snipe n bitch bout others lives take a look at your own lives bets it's not so rosey as you think

Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:56
Pity its not the peoples choice to make these druggies pay for thier treatment eh? The peolpe who pay thier taxes towards the NHS have a right and a choice to snipe and bitch when funds are being used on this kind of thing. Meg is right,the people who are paying funds in to the NHS have to wait for treatment, yet the druggies are priorotised. Youre right though anon,lifes not so rosy when in pain and waiting for an operation, especially when youre still struggling to work and tipping into the pot thats being emptied by non payers who dont care less about anyone else,in fact they have no self respect and are a scurge on society.

Reply Posted by Ray on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:28
anon are you stupid?

Don't answer that.

Reply Posted by meg on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:38
People are put on lists 4 operations!! But users get treatment straight away!! If the want to use lagal or not then do so!! Personally a dunt agree 2 resources bin used 3 days runnin!! People wi real medical issue's should be treated!!

Reply Posted by meg on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:44
Whilst am on mi soap box!! If ya wana use drugs do it in ya own home!! Ya no the risks to ya health!! Your choice!! Dunt waste tax payers money by calling 4 ambulance!!

Reply Posted by to meg + jane on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 15:07
Agree 100% but no one listens to sense.

Reply Posted by Jane on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 14:45
It's very simple. If you cause a car accident and need an ambulance you can be charged. Why not charge these people when they waste the police and medical services time. And not a nominal charge, the actual cost of sending out an ambulance. They need to understand the cost of their actions, let alone the fact that genuinely ill people may need to call an ambulance that is deployed looking after these losers

Reply Posted by Simon on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 15:24
A ambulance sent to an emergency call cost approximately £300 then if the crew use any equipment that's an additional cost, then there's the admission to A & E which can run into thousands this is all before the person is admitted to a ward. If the patient vomits or looses there bowls motions on the ambulance it has to be taken back and deep cleaned another cost of cleaning and a ambulance and crew off the road. I would date bet that this person self discharged, (walked out of A & E) this often results in another ambulance and police being sent to find the person. unfortunately everyone has a right to life so whenever some one phone 999 stating that a male is laid out in a park unconscious this becomes a high priority call 9/10 the reason is alcohol or drugs but the first time a ambulance wasn't dispatched and it was a medical emergency there would be hell on.

Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 16:01
thats a good post Simon. The people like the "peoples choice" spokesperson above need to be told all of that. The costs should be drummed into the tiny minds of the druggies that abuse the free NHS and they should be made to feel guilty. I should imagine,for most people calling an ambulance is the last resort, but these addicts give it no thought what so ever. There has to be some kind of deterant,otherwise it will get worse. Paying isnt the answer as they are usually on benefits, I can see no answer.

Reply Posted by Jane on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 16:49
Well said Simon and Sid. But the answer is get a job then you won't have the time or the energy to waste your benefits getting high and won't be a drain on society. What sort of person has an ambulance one day because they have too much time and money to waste and no self control and then does the same thing repeatedly. What a low life. They should be thoroughly ashamed. I totally object to paying taxes to support habits.

Reply Posted by shayne on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 20:51
I don't know how the ambulance people cope, me personally I would tell them to get lost, and most likely punch the t#$ y,

Reply Posted by shayne on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 20:57
It takes a different kind of person to deal with these low life's, and don't get me wrong I've not been a saint all my life but these women, men don't give a **** , they save life's end

Reply Posted by another anon on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 22:56
put em down, i would pay for that

Reply Posted by 4Ft11andshrinking on Thursday May 29 2014 at 08:21
Surely the point is why are these drugs legal in the first instance! rant over.

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday May 29 2014 at 09:14
Personally I think if you want to take drugs legal or illegal then by all means take them but do it in your own home so you don't hurt the public or the public don't have to see your craziness cos you've taken drugs plus it's kids I feel sorry for cos there's a park close by there

Reply Posted by Simon on Thursday May 29 2014 at 09:44
"Legal highs" are sold and marketed as a herbal sent that's burnt by a candle to give a relaxing smell, unfortunately when these are smoked they give the user a high it does state in the market not to be inhaled. There is some terrible side effects of these highs, including vomiting, fitting, unconsciousness and there has been reports of death.
Dealing with people with such addictions to alcohol and drugs is very difficult some if these patients become know as "regulars" they get intoxicated fall in the street appear unconscious and a member if public sees and calls a ambulance, crews are usually on first nave terms with them, there are a couple that end up in A &E every single day sometimes more than twice a day, we have to be all smiles and show concerns when we see them and do our best to be professional and care for them if we don't there's always someone watching and willing to complain. The complaint then usually turns into a disciplinary and may lead to the clinician being sacked or suspended. Sometimes it is hard work and draining especially when it's really busy and you know that there is someone who's in real need of a ambulance and you are tired up with someone that intoxicated becoming abusive and non compliant. Unfortunately these people do often become seriously ill through there habits so it's always best to call 999 and let us check on them

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday May 29 2014 at 09:57
I take my hat off to you Simon and all that have to cope with these people. Its a job not many of us could do.

Reply Posted by kaz on Friday May 30 2014 at 21:16
Don;t wish to appear stupid but what is a legal high...

Reply Posted by Dennis on Friday May 30 2014 at 23:07
Margaret Thatcher would be do proud of the hard-working taxpayers of Barnsley and their hard earned right to decide who are the deserving ill and who are not. Medics who choose to be equally judgemental do not deserve employment in what is meant to be a caring profession. Treatment may be expensive but compassion is free and beneficial to the giver as much as the receiver.

Reply Posted by Dennis on Friday May 30 2014 at 23:09
Margaret Thatcher would be so proud of the hard-working taxpayers of Barnsley and their hard earned right to decide who are the deserving ill and who are not. Medics who choose to be equally judgemental do not deserve employment in what is meant to be a caring profession. Treatment may be expensive but compassion is free and beneficial to the giver as much as the receiver.

Reply Posted by anon on Friday May 30 2014 at 23:27
Being compassionate and judgemental Dennis is what makes us human. As demonstrated by Maggie herself whilst judging the enemy within,its just a pity she forgot about compassion.

Reply Posted by anon on Friday May 30 2014 at 23:33
How odd Dennis that you choose such a poor example of compassion and judgement as Margaret Thatcher, especially on this site. Your post is judgemental and poorly thought through.

Reply Posted by Dennis on Saturday May 31 2014 at 00:06
I'm sure Adolph Hitler would also approve of many of the sentiments previously expressed. Sure he and Maggie are happily toasting some muffins together in a nice warm place.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday May 31 2014 at 00:13
Neither of those two Dennis are fit to lick the boots of NHS staff. I can't understand your comparison. Plus I doubt those two would have shown any compassion towards the Mandela gardens gang.

Reply Posted by Dennis on Saturday May 31 2014 at 00:50
anon you've almost got it. People who really care cannot also judge they must give all their attention to caring. The judges are the poor of spirit the compassionate are also the joyous.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday May 31 2014 at 09:36
Back to the beginning Dennis. Compassion and judging others is what makes us human. We are both,but whilst being a medic compassion is the stronger emotion, and judging is ingnored by the great few that can do the job. Humans will always judge others, and luckily some humans are able to accept other people for what they are. I,sadly,struggle with that.