When people ring for an ambulance they have a right to expect a timely response.
In Victoria however things can go astray with monotonous regularity.
Whether it is a lack of resources, or the inability of the call centre to tell the difference between a major life theatening injury or not as happened recently, when an ambulance was despatched under lights and sirens to a burns/explosion where the only treatment required was to use nail polish remover to remove nail polish from the leg of a 5 year old.
Funny you think, on its own yes. But last Thursday night the results of the current resourcing and despatch resulted in delays of an hour and a half to one of almost 5 hours when an ambulance wa despatched to the victim of an assault at 0316, the original call came in at 2228 the night before.
And the Government and AV deny there is a problem!