Hospital Employee Charged in Connection with Medical Supplies Theft


Two persons have been charged in connection with the theft of several medical resources from the Kingston Public Hospital, KPH in the country’s capital.

They are Patient Care Assistant–Joy Brown– and a man who’s said to be her son.

It’s reported that the Police acting on information, raided Brown’s house last evening where several items used at the hospital, were found in her possession.

Phillip Armstrong is the Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority– that has oversight responsibility for the KPH.

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Mr Armstrong says the incident in very unfortunate. He says the administrators may now have to beef up its internal control systems.

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In the meantime, he says the Police are continuing their investigations into an incident in which a baby was stolen from the neighbouring Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

The baby was, reportedly, stolen just hours after being born.

Mr Armstrong says the hospital administration is still working to implement surveillance cameras at the facility.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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