A 90-year-old Port Coquitlam man suffering from Alzheimers who fell and injured his hip and ankle had to wait nearly two and a half hours for an ambulance Friday night.
Deputy Fire Chief Terry Hockstetter says crews were dispatched shortly after 7P.M., and tended to the man while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.
BC Ambulance says they picked the man up at 9:24P.M.
They add ambulance service is considered an extension of the Emergency Room, and aid is first sent to areas that need it most.
They say Emergency Health Services dispatched fire crews to ensure the senior received medical attention.