Another Scandal and Blow To VA HealthCare, Left Deceased Veteran in Shower For Hours

In what is becoming a reoccuring problem with the Veterans Affairs and the VA treatment of veterans, another report has come out that desribes whatt the VA staff did at a Veteran’s Hospital in Florida.

From Fox News the following “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.

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Dept of Veteran Affairs Bay Pines FL.  Photo courtesy of Fox News

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.”

This needs to stop and be rooted out, as this phenomenom is occuring too often at the expense of veterans and their families.

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