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Daniel Andrews says deaths of 33 people waiting for ambulances not linked to triple-zero agency funding

Victorian premier apologises to the families of people who died during pandemic due to emergency services delays

Victoria’s premier, Daniel Andrews, has apologised to the families of 33 people who died while waiting for an ambulance during the pandemic but said the funding model of the state’s triple-zero call-taking agency was not to blame.

Andrews described the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (Esta) as “completely and utterly overwhelmed” by calls relating to Covid-19 at the time of the deaths, which were detailed in an independent report released on Saturday.

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