AN EMERGENCY worker has hit out at inconsiderate drivers who park in ambulance bays.

The woman posted her annoyance onto Facebook, highlighting the issues at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Writing on New Year's Day, she said: "To the great Glasgow public... please please please stop parking in these 'ambulance' bays outside A&E at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.

"We are quite literally rushed off our feet and trying to squeeze into our bays while trying not to scrape your car adds more stress we don’t need!

"Often (especially in the evenings) there just is no space for us to park safely so we have to mount the pavement and unload our patients directly onto the road.

"Imagine for a minute that was your mum, your grandad or your best friend being put at risk that way. The bays are clearly marked 'Ambulance' and your BMW is not an Ambulance!"

The post has been shared over 1,500 times.

A spokeswoman from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "People parking in ambulance bays are delaying ambulances being able to take patients into the emergency department and this then impacts on their response to 999 calls in the community. 

"It also causes disruption to our patients and staff.

"We would urge anyone coming to the campus to park in appropriate spaces."