After 15-minute wait for an ambulance, she called a cab to get to hospital

After 15-minute wait for an ambulance, she called a cab to get to hospital

When accountant Erin Booth felt faint and disoriented while shopping alone in a Sidney grocery store, she called 911 for help and was put on hold for an ambulance. She waited so long that eventually she took a cab to the hospital. “I was absolutely shocked,” said Booth. “No one plans on calling 911 so it’s so important people realize having a backup plan might be very important right now while ambulance staffing shortages are worked out.” Trending Stories - Woman found in water after car abandoned on Nanaimo ferry - Former Victoria boss ordered to pay nearly $1M for sexually assaulting employee - Les Leyne: Locking up dangerous people still a no-go despite random attacks - Letters Oct. 14: B.C.'s passive pandemic plan; vaccine mandates unfair to faithful staff …
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