by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | December 12, 2016 4:46 pm
What the hell is going on at the Veteran’s Administration? First, a Vietnam Vet dies at a VA in Oklahoma with maggots in his wounds. They weren’t the cause… nope, the sepsis that developed because the wound wasn’t kept clean was and it killed him. Now, something just as horrific in Florida has occurred. A veteran died and the staff placed the body in the hall, then they moved it to the shower and it was allowed to decompose for nine hours before being found. Then the staff tried to cover it up. This makes me furious. This is how we treat those who have put their lives on the line for us? Just monstrous.
To make this even worse, not one staff member was fired over this incident. Not one. This veteran died in hospice care and this is how they treated him after he died… I’m sure he probably passed all alone. This is simply unconscionable. We’re still dithering around over an election that is decided, while our veterans are dying in horrific circumstances in these VA hospitals. The whole system needs to be gutted and redone. Our military should get the very best of care… not thrown around and hidden like garbage. It makes you want to cry.
From Fox News:
“An internal report blames staffers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida for leaving the body of a deceased veteran to decompose in a shower for nine hours and then trying to cover it up.
The 24-page report concluded that hospice staffers at the Bay Pines VA hospital failed to provide appropriate post-mortem care to the veteran’s body, Fox 13 Tampa reports.
The report found hospice staff put the veteran’s body in a hallway and left it there for an unspecified time, the station reported. Staff then put the veteran’s body in the shower room and did not “check on the status of the decedent…for over nine hours.
“The report also found that a staff member then “falsely documented” the incident, Fox 13 reported. The investigative report said that leaving the body unattended for so long increased the chance of decomposition.×
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“The report details a total failure on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and an urgent need for greater accountability,” Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., told the station. “Unsurprisingly, not a single VA employee has been fired following this incident, despite a clear lack of concern and respect for the veteran. The men and women who sacrificed on behalf of our nation deserve better.”
The unnamed veteran died in February after spending time in hospice care. The hospital’s Administrative Investigation Board ordered retraining for staff. Hospital spokesman Jason Dangel told the Tampa Bay Times hospital officials view what happened as unacceptable.”
The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida is also infested with cockroaches. Contractors called to handle repairs in the canteen kitchen are said to have found “buckets” of rats, roaches and feces. Last week three dead rats fell from the ceiling in the hospital kitchen. Roaches are getting on food trays that are served to the vets. When cornered on the rat problem, unbelievably hospital spokeswoman Karen Collins said, “It’s important to remember that the rodents found deceased means our efforts are working.” She was referring to exterminators called to handle the problem. It should never have been allowed to get to that point. Just disgusting.
The hospital kitchen has also been shut down by health inspectors. I’m definitely not surprised by that. The hospital’s Infection Prevention Coordinator, Miriam Ruisz, was concerned they would wind up in the news over all this. Well, congratulations! You did and I hope they shut your facility down and prosecute all of you. Because when you get right down to it, the filth and lack of care is killing people at that VA hospital and others.
Allen West eviscerated Barack Obama over this development far better than I could:
Mr. President, what kind of cold hearted, callous, uncaring, obtuse person are you? You expect us to just accept this horrific treatment of our veterans under your purview? And to Robert McDonald, current VA secretary, you should be ashamed, sir! You are the ignorant individual who compared our veterans waiting for proper care to being at a damn amusement park — and the pathetic Obama claimed you’ve done a fantastic job and have his complete confidence. Both of you should be made to go into every VA hospital in America and apologize. However, we know that won’t happen because the essence of liberal progressive socialists is that you don’t care about our veterans. Heck, you jerks believe a deserter serves with honor and distinction.
This is personal for Allen West. His father passed away in a VA hospital. He did so with good care and dignity. But something has gone horribly wrong with the VA. President-elect Trump has promised to hold these people accountable and I hope he does. I pray he fixes this system that our veterans need so badly. Barack Obama didn’t give a crap about our warriors… how they lived, fought and died. But Trump does and a day of reckoning is almost here.
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