The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.
A Korean war vetearan went into the Dallas VA Hospital to have his thyroid removed and came out paralyzed, unable to eat or walk on his own.
The man charged with figuring out how to better serve the nation’s 23 Million veterans said he is concerned about problems CBS11 uncovered in the North Texas system.
Pastor Darryl Alford is fighting to save his own life at the Dallas VA Medical Center. Alford’s story is one of many that have been told since CBS 11 began looking into concerns – all voiced by veterans, their families, or former VA medical experts.
The Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is reviewing issues with caring for patients quickly in the emergency room after noticing wait times trending up.
Justin Trivett said that he is in excruciating pain, and he certainly looks the part, as he lays flat on the floor, cushioned only by a pool float.
Christmas came early at the Dallas VA Hospital Thursday. Volunteers, many of whom are veterans or active military themselves, packed and delivered some 400 gift bags for patients who otherwise might not have a holiday at all.