Investigation launched after Hamilton woman dies while waiting for an ambulance

The Ontario coroner's office is investigating after a senior died alone in her apartment after waiting nearly half an hour for paramedics to arrive.

The investigation comes after the CBC reported 71 year old Catherine Terry died of a heart attack July 10th during a code zero alert in the city.

Code Zero means there is one or less ambulances avaialbe to take a call.

The tragedy highlighted the ongoing ambulance shortage in Hamilton.

Premier Wynne has written to the Terry family assuring them the province is aware of the shortages and is taking the matter very seriously.