Spain’s Costa del Sol emergency services remain blighted by Spanish corruption in 2020
Calling for an ambulance on Spain’s Costa del Sol you would feel would be a simple matter.
Call 112 and request an ambulance and one will arrive, but no as holiday makers and now funeral directors find out.
In 2020, several holiday makers who required an ambulance and called a public one, were actually sent a private one to find themselves landed with a hefty large bill on arrival at hospital.
Earlier this year Global247news reported how a holiday maker fell and broke an ankle and was charged €400 for an ambulance to take them from Fuengirola to Marbella hospital – a route of just around €50 in a local taxi.
Although today it was a British Funeral Director, who saved a family from emergency services Spanish corruption.
Neal Adams, a funeral director in Benalmadena was called to a families home, due to a family member passing away.
A family member called the emergency services for a public ambulance using the 112 number, and instead of an ambulance turning up as requested – Adams was shocked at the arrival of a Spanish funeral director in a private ambulance.
The horrified funeral director took to social media to express his disgust as he posted:
He continued, “10 years funeral directing in Spain. Still the cowboys are paying bribes but 112 services handing details out is a special kind of scum.”
When questioned by well known Brexit campaigner Anna Hernandez, Neal replied: “No assumption. Ambulance called because someone had died. Only other person involved was me. So the 112 operator gave the details out.”
Whats known in Spain is that the emergency operators take ‘cash bungs’ for tip offs, holiday makers being the normal route to illicit gains, as they send private ambulances instead of a public one but now with the lack of holiday makers to mug off, operators are tipping off Spanish funeral directors on the sniff of anyone being deceased.
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