Woman dies after waiting 3 hours for ambulance
By Angela Gilbert and Nicole Reinert, CBC News | February 13, 2013
An 87-year-old Toronto woman died in December after waiting three hours with abdominal pain for an ambulance that was delayed “due to limited resources,” a CBC investigation reveals.
An internal Toronto Emergency Medical Services ambulance dispatch record also shows seven ambulances were dispatched to her location but then diverted to other calls. …
Radio broadcaster Alan Watt points out that this decision may be based on age and social standing.