WA ambulance crisis: Fifth death of elderly Bellevue man in WA ambulance crisis

Hours after Perth grandmother Georgina Wild died alone on her sofa waiting for an ambulance to arrive, an elderly man also died of a suspected heart attack as WA’s ambulance crisis continues.

The Bellevue man in his 80s called triple-0 at 8:15 a.m. Sunday complaining of abdominal pain.

He was categorized as a priority three patient, meaning paramedics should have arrived within the hour.

But it was not until two hours later at 10.08am that St John WA called the man to carry out a wellness check.

At the time, the man was suffering from chest pain and was upgraded to priority, Nine News reported.

When an ambulance finally arrived five minutes later, he was in the midst of what would prove to be a fatal heart attack and died after arriving at hospital.

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