Senator Jerry Moran and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins toured the Topeka VA Hospital Friday morning. The politicians wanted to hear directly from the patients about their current care. They also met with Hospital administration to discuss the reopening of the emergency room. Moran says they will use what they heard to address any local problems of veterans being denied immediate care.
Topeka’s VA spokesman says that after investigating, about half a dozen veterans had more than a 90 day wait. Since then, the veterans have been offered more immediate care. No decision has been made yet as to when the VA emergency room will be re-opened.