Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – KPH Trying to Recover Costs of Violence and Accident Victims. Errol Greene, CEO at the KPH, has indicated that the hospital is looking to recover some of the costs associated with the wide-scale emergency services it provides for victims of both violence and motor vehicle crashes.
The numbers have been putting the facility under extreme pressure, both operationally and financially.
The proposed move involves accessing payments from patients with health insurance
A recent flare-up of violence across the corporate area has forced the KPH to fight the increased costs of treatment.
A senior medical consultant at the KPH said an estimated sum of almost $80 million had been spent by the hospital to treat the emergency patients this year up to June 20.
The pressure on its system has forced the hospital to suspend elective surgeries, and the facility is now out of bed space because of the increase in gunshot, stabbing, and motor vehicle crash victims being treated there.