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N.H. VA hospital officials fired for safety issues

July 20, 2017

Two New Hampshire VA hospital officials were fired for safety issues after a Spotlight report in The Boston Globe, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

Among the safety issues cited by staffers at the Manchester facility, are an operating room infested with flies and obsolete or unsterile surgical instruments.

The Globe article said 11 physicians and medical staffers at Manchester VA Medical Center also contacted a federal whistle-blower agency. 

"These are serious allegations and we want our veterans and our staff to have confidence in the care we're providing," Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said in a written statement.

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