Inspector general makes recommendations for improvements at Manchester VA Medical Center

Inspector general makes recommendations for improvements at Manchester VA Medical Center


EVERY 3 YEARS… IT COMES 2
YEARS AFTER CONCERNS OF
SUBSTANDARD CARE PLAGUED
THE MANCHESTER VA. A 78 PAGE REPORT DETAILING AN
INSPECTION AT THE
MANCHESTER VA THIS PAST
SPRING –
AFTER REVIEWING 8 AREAS –
FINDING DEFICIENCIES IN 7 OF THEM…THE INSPECTOR
GENERAL CAME UP WITH A LIST
OF 17 RECOMMENDATIONS
-RANGING FROM
DOCUMENTATION CONCERNS TO
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH VETERAN HEALTH
ADMINISTRATION
PROTOCOLS. STAFFING IS ONE OF THE
CONCERNS –
AT THE URGENT CARE CENTER –
THE REPORT SAYS “THE OIG
IDENTIFIED DEFICIENCIES
WITH NURSE STAFFING, BACKUP CALL SCHEDULES FOR
URGENT CARE CENTER
PROVIDERS AND
AVAILABILITY OF SUPPORT
SERVICES… RESPONDING TO THOSE
STAFFING CONCERNS THE
MANCHESTER VA
REDUCED ITS URGENT CARE
OPERATING HOURS BACK ON
AUGUST 30TH – IT HAD BEEN OPEN AROUND THE CLOCK. AND CONSTRICTION WORK IS
UNDERWAY ON A NEW URGENT
CARE/MENTAL HEALTH CARE
ADDITION – 16 THOUSAND
SQUARE FEET THAT WILL,
AMONG OTHER THINGS ALLOW FOR EXPANDED MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICE. COMMUNICATION – ANOTHER
AREA THE REPORT SAYS NEEDS
TO BE FIXED WHEN IT COMES TO
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA –
77 PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS
AT THE FACILITY WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR MST WERE NOT
REFERRED FOR MST RELATED
SERVICES – – WHICH IS VA
PROTOCOL..THE INSPECTOR
GENERAL RECOMMENDING THAT
CHANGE – AND PROVIDERS GET THE NECESSARY TRAINING. AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE
AREAS WHERE PATIENTS ARE
SEEN – THE REPORT SAYS THE
OIG.. “IDENTIFIED
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE CLEANLINESS, INFECTION
PREVENTION, AND
SAFETY…”
THE MANCHESTER V-A JUST
RELEASING A STATEMENT —
TELLING US IN PART – – “THE FACILITY CONCURS WITH ALL
OF THE OIG’S
RECOMMENDATIONS AND HAS A
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN
PLACE TO IMPLEMENT THEM IN
LESS THAN A YEAR’S TIME.” MANCHESTER VA OFFICI

1 Comment

  1. Our Lady says:

    17, you say? Q sent me.

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