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Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 11:07 PM

The makeshift solution for the Kingston Public Hospital's (KPH) dysfunctional elevator is an inside job - literally. Enter the 'elevator man'.

Chronic elevator woes that have triggered multiple surgery cancellations at Jamaica's major trauma-care hospital have forced workers to craft a zanily efficient means of operating the lift. After initially bracing open the doors of the antiquated and overworked elevator, which can only be operated from the inside, any of the hospital's three elevator men spend all day routing it to whichever floor makes a request.

The Gleaner also understands that the men have the added responsibility of ensuring that the weight-sensitive elevator isn't overloaded.