Gun Violence Costing KPH $400k per Day


Gunshot victims are costing the Kingston Public Hospital an estimated $400,000 per day.

This was revealed by resident doctor at the facility, Dr. Ann Jackson-Gibson.

She was speaking during yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament reviewing the Zones of Special Operations Bill.

She says gunshot victims have cost the state $80-million so far this year at KPH alone.

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Dr. Jackson-Gibson says statistics from last year show thousands of beds being taken up by gunshot and stab victims.

She says this then reduces space for elective surgeries.

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She says the high cost of treating emergency cases is affecting other categories of patients.

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