Are VA Hospitals Safe?

A recent report to Congress indicates that our nation’s veterans who are being treated at Veterans Affairs Hospitals across the country are faced with potential safety risks.

The Government Accountability Office found that the VA’s “lack of specificity and conflicting guidance…has led to confusion.”  Of specific concern is the lax cleaning procedures used on equipment at some VA facilities which could allow dangerous infections and diseases to pass from patient to patient.

Both Republican and Democratic Representatives who heard testimony regarding the VA’s medical safety record were reportedly concerned and urged the VA to take additional action to protect those who seek treatment at VA facilities.