A U.S. military veteran has died after collapsing at an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria.
The cafeteria was situated about 500 yards from the ER of the Veteran affairs hospital, and according to hospital officials, it took 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.
She says staff followed policy in calling 911 when the man collapsed on Monday. “Our policy is under expedited review,” Brown said.
A review last week cited “significant and chronic system failures” in the nation’s health system for veterans. The review also portrayed the struggling agency as one battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical and mental health care needs.
The scathing report by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors said the Veterans Health Administration, the VA sub agency that provides health care to about 8.8 million veterans a year, has systematically ignored warnings about its deficiencies and must be fundamentally restructured.-Fox
Again, the veterans healthcare system, which Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson says just the best for vets, continues to fail those vets who have given so much.