Vancouver hospital sues two Australians over hospital bills

The bill for an Australian’s two-week stay at St. Paul’s Hospital has ballooned to $112,732 from an initial bill of $83,086.

The Providence Health Care Society (PHCS) of Vancouver has filed lawsuits against two Australian women to recover health care costs totaling $168,460.

The first lawsuit is against Bronwyn Phillips from Balaclava, in the Australian state of Victoria.

A May 27 civil lawsuit notice filed in BC Supreme Court said Philips was admitted to the emergency room at St. Paul’s Hospital on May 15, 2019 with her father signing a fee agreement to cover all fees. of the health service.

She was later transferred to a pavilion where she remained until May 29.

On July 9, 2019, PHCS submitted a bill for $83,086 less the $3,675 paid by Phillips’ father for a total amount due of $79,411.

The bill was also mailed to Global Excel Management Inc., a company the claim identified as Phillips’ insurer.

On September 30, 2019, Global Excel paid $20,529, a letter stating that it was the amount due and payable.

However, according to the claim, Phillips’ debt as of May 25 was $112,732.

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The accumulated debt in the second case, against Ian Victor Pearson of Heidelberg in the Australian state of Victoria, now stands at $55,728.

That claim, also filed on May 27, states that Pearson was admitted to an emergency room on May 26, 2019, and then remained in a ward until June 1, 2019.

PHCS submitted a bill for $2,425 minus $1,040 Pearson had paid, for a total bill of $41,385.

The invoice was also mailed to Global Excel Management Inc.

On November 6, 2019, Global Excel paid $12,580, a letter stating that it was the amount due and payable.

But, the suit said, the balance due is $55,728.

Both claims said interest continues to accrue in both cases.

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