Secretary of VA promises $30 million invested in Manchester VA hospital, new leadership
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin's visited to the embattled veterans hospital in Manchester.
The nation's top veterans affairs official says $30 million will be invested in an embattled veterans hospital in Manchester and a new leadership team will be hired.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin toured Manchester VA Medical Center and met with staff and about a dozen whistleblowers on Friday, who had complained about substandard care at the facility. He also held a town hall meeting with veterans and hospital staff.
Saying he wanted to do better for New Hampshire veterans, Shulkin said the $30 million would go into expanding facilities, repairing areas damaged in a recent flood and other services.
He also announced that a search would begin Friday for a new director, chief of staff and director of nursing and patient care services. He said the move didn't suggest staff had done anything wrong, as much as an indication that it was time to take the facility to the next level.