VA Makes Marine Veteran Threatening Suicide Wait Nine Days for a Doctor’s Appointment

Usually when someone is threatening suicide, it is an immediate worry, something that experts say needs to be interdicted ASAP. So, what happened when one military veteran told VA doctors that he was contemplating suicide? They told him they would see him… in nine days.

Veterans Administration doctors thought it was a good idea to make a Marine veteran who was threatening suicide to wait nine days to see a doctor? Apparently so…

Elizabeth Buck tells Q 13 Fox June 28th was a particularly bad day for her husband.

“I just held him. We just kind of fell to the floor, and I just held him and we just cried together,” she says.

Elizabeth took her husband to the emergency room at the VA hospital in Puget Sound, Washington. After “hours” of evaluation, Sgt. Buck was released and a follow up was recommended.

They scheduled the check up, but they say the appointment dates “kept getting pushed back.”

Elizabeth says after “hours” on the phone, she was finally able to get her husband an appointment–a full 9 days after his ER visit. They say the appointment delay was “alarming,” especially because of Sgt. Buck’s suicidal stat

Wow. This certainly seems like an utter failure on the part of the VA.

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