Family of Hope Carnevali call for review after shock 'thunderstorm asthma' death

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The 20-year-old died waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance.

The 20-year-old died waiting more than 40 minutes for an ambulance. Photo: Facebook

The family of Hope Carnevali who died waiting for an ambulance as the state's health system was plunged into chaos during the thunderstorm asthma crisis say they want an urgent review.

The 20-year-old law student died after an asthma attack on the front lawn of her home, as her family made numerous calls to Triple Zero to check where the ambulance was. 

Her uncle told Neil Mitchell they do not blame the paramedics, who did all that they could.

It took 40 minutes for the ambulance to arrive.

The closest hospital was an eight minute drive, but they were assured the ambulance wasn't far.

Her family are calling for a review, and say if they knew there was going to be a delay, they would have rushed her to hospital.

"We would have taken her straight there, we wouldn't have waited," John Carnaveli said.

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