Ambulance Victoria is experiencing an extremely high demand for ambulances in the metropolitan region.
All Code 1 (the most urgent and critically unwell) patients are being seen in a timely manner. However there are delays for Code 2 and 3 patients, who may require assistance but do not have a life threatening illness.
Ambulance Victoria said that they want to remind the community to please call NURSE ON CALL (1300 60 60 24) or visit their local GP service if their illness is not an emergency.
Our number one priority is to provide care to the sickest Victorians who require lifesaving assistance they said.
Ambulance Victoria also thanked the community and media for sharing the message and helping them to save Triple Zero (000) for emergencies.