Woman, 87, dies after ambulances diverted

A dispatcher noted the "late response due to limited resources,"


TORONTO — An elderly Toronto woman died after seven ambulances dispatched to her home were diverted to other calls deemed higher priorities, records show.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday its investigation revealed the 87-year-old woman, who was suffering from abdominal pain Dec. 30, died when it took more than 3 hours for an ambulance to reach her retirement residence because of Toronto Emergency Medical Services' "limited resources."

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