Manchester VA Town Hall Seeks Input From Veterans On Services

Sep 3, 2014

The Manchester VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting later this month aimed at getting feedback on the quality of benefits and services being offered.

The Department of Veterans Affairs says the town hall meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25, is one of several being held around the country.

Veterans, their families and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

New VA Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald says the town hall meetings are part of an effort to improve services and to hear directly from veterans.

The VA has been mired in scandal this summer regarding long wait times and doctoring of records to cover up deaths of veterans who were waiting for care.

An audit released in June found that wait times in Manchester were better than the national average, with 98 percent of patients being treated within 30 days.