VA hospital apologizes after viral tweet of squalid exam room

The facility has been criticized for the care it offered a military vet after his father posted a photo of a dirty facility and called the treatment ‘disrespectful.’

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The Department of Veterans Affairs just took another ding.

It hasn’t had good news to share in a long time. After the departure of David Shulkin as its director, along with the withdrawal of Trump’s nominee for his successor—both over fitness and ethical concerns—the VA is now trying to address its latest scandal without a permanent chief.

Add a little social media furor to the mix, and a full-blown scandal seemed inevitable.

When Army veteran Christopher Wilson visited a Utah VA hospital with his father, they were appalled by the state of the exam room.

Christopher’s father Stephen Wilson tweeted pictures of the room:

My son is a Veteran of the United States Army. He went to the #VA in Salt Lake City yesterday. This was the condition of the room he was seen in. Very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful. Please retweet. Maybe @realDonaldTrump will see it.

— Stephen Wilson (@GR8_2B_alive) April 27, 2018

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