17 Jul '17, 2pm

VA removes top officials from Manchester VA hospital after allegations of poor conditions, care

WASHINGTON — The director and chief of staff of the VA hospital in Manchester, N.H., have been removed from their posts following a news report of dirty conditions, long patient wait times and substandard care, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced Sunday. A group of 11 whistleblowers, including some physicians and other medical personnel, contacted the federal government and the Boston Globe with complaints of dangerous conditions, the newspaper reported Sunday. In addition to removing the top two officials at the hospital, Shulkin called for a “top-to-bottom” review of the hospital, starting Monday. “These are serious allegations, and we want our veterans and our staff to have confidence in the care we’re providing,” Shulkin said in a written statement. “I have been clear about the importance of transparency, accountability and rapidly fixing a...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-removes-top-offi...

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