VA Hospital Makes Public Apology for Deaths Caused by Negligent, Delayed Care

According to CNN, the director of a VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia has publicly apologized for the deaths of three veterans at a facility that were caused by delays in care.

Another public apology from an official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was also prompted by a CNN investigation that detailed the deaths at the Augusta facility, and also other deaths and delays at other VA hospitals. The investigation revealed that military veterans are dying because of long waits and delayed care at VA hospitals across the U.S.

At the Augusta medical center, the VA confirmed that three veterans died as a result of delayed care, and documents at that facility showed a waiting list of 4,500 patients.

The investigation also found that the situation has been especially awful at the Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. There, veterans waiting months for basic gastrointestinal procedures, such as a colonoscopy or endoscopy, have been dying because their cancers are not diagnosed in time.

The VA also acknowledged that it investigated delays at other facilities in Atlanta, Texas and Mississippi.

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Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/health/veterans-dying-health-care-delays/index.html?hpt=he_c2



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