are being "ramped" outside St Vincent's Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital
for almost 1500 hours a month combined, according to documents obtained by
Richmond MLA Richard Wynne under Freedom of Information.
According to the
documents, ambulances are ramped outside St Vincent's for 532 hours a month and
Royal Melbourne Hospital for 945 hours.
Mr Wynne blamed state government cuts to
the health budget. "Ambulance ramping is a symptom of a struggling health
system, because overworked hospitals don't have the resources on hand to accept
these patients," he said.