Ambulance Victoria is investigating if more could have been done to prevent the death of a heart attack victim in East Gippsland this week.
The 72-year-old man had to wait 28 minutes for an ambulance in Lakes Entrance because the one ambulance in town was on another call.
It is the fifth time in five months in the region that someone has died waiting for ambulance.
Ambulance Victoria’s Gippsland manager, Mick Stephenson, says he believes there were enough resources in the area on the night the man died.
“We do know that we did not recall into Lakes Entrance to backfill the ambulance that was in Bairnsdale,” he said.
“We’re also looking at the situation where we may have had the capacity to resource Lakes Entrance without recalling. We may well have erred and not done that properly.”