BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – As trouble surrounds the V.A. Hospital in Buffalo, an employee has come forward with claims of serious problems at the facility.
The V.A. has been doing damage control in recent months after news spread of the re-use of insulin pensat its Buffalo facility, damaged and missing files at the Buffalo and Batavia facilities, and bonuses being given to administrators even while problems mount in WNY and other facilities across the country.
Now an employee at the Buffalo V.A. Hospital is sounding the alarm, saying he still has genuine concerns, despite V.A. assurances that the problems are being handled. To protect his identity, News 4 is calling the employee “Joe.”
Joe is a veteran who has worked at the hospital for the past five years.
“It took me a while to come to you,” Joe said. “The reason I’m very frustrated is because I don’t believe people are doing the right thing at the Buffalo V.A.”
Joe says he was shocked when he saw our story about the thousands of mixed up or damaged medical records.
“I’m hearing the records are fine and everything…that might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Joe said.
Though V.A. officials said the records were “fully restored,” Joe says that simply isn’t true. An additional 70 boxes of records were found and still haven’t been put into the proper locations.
In a statement, the V.A. said, “The process is ongoing.”…..