VA Wait Times National Audit Has Released Virginia Numbers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP)-- There are new numbers from a national audit showing how long patients are waiting at individual hospitals and how they stack up to a goal the VA once set.

The Department of Veterans Affairs had set a goal that a veteran be seen within 14 days of their desired date for a primary care appointment.

The Veterans Affairs Department has since said that goal is unreachable. Here's how Virginia and West Virginia's hospitals stacked up.

The wait at the Veterans Affairs center in Richmond is more than 72 days; roughly five times what the department of veterans affairs had set as a goal.

In Hampton, the average wait time is just under 58 days. In Salem, the average wait is 34 and a half days.

In West Virginia, the Veterans Affairs center in Clarksburg, is 54 days,
Martinsburg's wait time is 47 days, Beckley's is 39 days, and Huntington's is just under 29 days.

The now-abandoned guideline was 14 days.The numbers were released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of a national audit.


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