A Melbourne man who died on a hospital stretcher outside St Vincent’s Hospital, used his last words to express his gratitude to Premier Daniel Andrews for removing the level crossings.
Paul McFarlane, 52, was rushed to hospital suffering chest pains and a suspected heart attack and then waited outside on a stretcher for 9 hours before dying.
“He said just before dying that he was just glad the level crossings are removed so he could get to the hospital faster to die outside waiting,” a spokesman for Ambulance Victoria said.
“It’s a real sign of dying with dignity and acknowledging that Transurban, John Holland and mass immigration burdening healthcare are more important to Victoria than hospitals.”
Andrews stated that 9 hour wait times were ‘well within service standard’ and would be looking at ways to increase the average to 24 hours.