Thursday, February 10, 2011

Roy Blunt concerned about conditions at St. Louis VA hospital

Senator Roy Blunt joined fellow Senators Dick Durbin, Mark Kirk, and Claire McCaskill in signing a letter stating that the latest issues at the John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis had seriously concerned them.

The letter came in response to the hospital canceling all surgeries last week after staff found operating equipment with possible contamination.

"I intend to continue to be engaged there. It's amazing to me that this has gone on that long with that many recurring problems. I'm going to be very interested in seeing if we can't get this facility operating the way the veterans deserve for it to be operated," Blunt said.

Representative Russ Carnahan will meet with VA Secretary, Eric Shinseki, this week in hopes of finding a solution to the hospitals problems.

Katie Long, KRCU


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