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WA ambulance crisis: Elderly Bellevue man fifth death in WA ambulance crisis

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

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

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

But it wasn’t until two hours later at 10:08am that St John WA called the man to conduct a welfare check.

By that time the man was suffering chest pains and was upgraded to a priority one, Nine News reported.

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

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