The Perth ambulance crisis raises the alarm due to “extremely high” demand.

An unprecedented warning has been issued for residents of an Australian city amid a worsening crisis and record numbers of Covid cases.

An unprecedented warning was issued to Perth residents in the midst of a worsening ambulance crisis.

St John Ambulance filed an appeal on Monday, revealing that more than 25% of their fleet in the Western Australian capital is rampant amid “extremely high” demand.

“The State Operations Center continues to receive call volumes in excess of 40 calls per hour,” a spokesperson said.

“Our priority is to provide assistance to Western Australians in need of life-saving assistance.”

The ambulance ramp occurs when a hospital takes more than 30 minutes to admit a patient to the ER after arrival.

Last week, WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson announced a $ 252 million package to address the root causes of the crisis.

However, he concluded that “a major improvement in the coming months” could not be expected as Covid cases remained at record levels.

“We are not looking for a quick solution, what we want is a real reform to see those hours chasing each other in a constant and consistent way,” he said.

“The task force will identify sustainable and lasting policies to alleviate some of that pressure on emergency departments.”

WA recorded 10,394 new cases of Covid on Monday, the state’s highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

Ambulances spent 52,000 hours in WA in 2021, more than double the 25,902 hours recorded in 2020.

In the first week of May alone, the ambulances spent more than 1,561 hours on the ramp.

Originally published as The Perth ambulance crisis raises the alarm due to “extremely high” demand.