Busy Victorian hospitals still causing ambulance queues: doctors

Seriously ill people are being put at grave risk in overcrowded emergency departments where paramedics are still regularly stuck in long queues, doctors say. Nearly two years after the Labor party vowed to fix Victoria’s ambulance service, leaked data indicates there has been no improvement in ambulance “ramping” and that this month hundreds of patients waited longer than an hour to get into an emergency department while under the care of paramedics. Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to improve ambulance response times. Photo: Paul Rovere The queues are tying up paramedics when they should be free to respond to urgent cases. Doctors say…
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