Amid Federal Probe, Manchester VA To Hold Town Hall Meeting Wednesday

Jul 25, 2017

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The Manchester VA Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday to hear directly from veterans following allegations of substandard care at the facility.

Interim director Al Montoya will host the forum, which gets underway at 6 p.m. at Manchester Community College.

The medical center is the focus of a federal investigation, following a report in the Boston Globe in which several Manchester VA doctors described unsanitary operating rooms and significant delays in care.

The center's medical director and chief of staff have been removed from their positions pending the results of the investigation.

The facility also experienced a major flood last week after a pipe burst, causing severe damage to the upper floors of the building.