Something to say to the VA? Here's your chance

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Care for the nation's veterans has been in the news quite a bit in the last few months after word broke of a scandal involving a VA hospital in Arizona.

Claims of long waits for treatments, secret waiting lists, and other abuses have led to the resignation of the head of the Veteran's Administration and a promise from President Obama to fix the problems.

Next week a town hall meeting will be held at the Salisbury VA Medical Center to allow residents to ask questions of officials.

The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the social room located in building 6. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

Veterans, family members and other beneficiaries are invited to attend.  Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), non-governmental organizations and other community partners are welcome.

The executive leadership team of the Salisbury VAMC will be present, along with other key staff to provide updates on the facility's progress related to access, scheduling, and other relevant issues.  The leadership team is looking forward to hearing from Veterans and gaining valuable feedback as we continue to improve our health system.

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