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NC Veterans Affairs office opens hotline to improve services

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has started a tip hotline to help improve services at the state's medical facilities for veterans.

The move comes after allegations about problems with the federal government's care for veterans.

The hotline will allow veterans and federal employees to confidentially report alleged misconduct at federal veterans' facilities.

The Vet Tip Hotline, 844-NC4-Vets or VetTipsdoa.nc.gov, will connect the tipster with the state Division of Veteran Affairs executive staff. Tips will be referred to appropriate authorities at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for investigation.

The hotline was set up after the state veterans division received allegations of misconduct at federal medical facilities in North Carolina.

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VA Office in Wilmington NC is a JOKE

I hope the wilmington VA person John does not answer the phone 1. You will be put on hold ! 2. You can't even say hi before he puts you on hold ! 3. If the Wilmington VA can keep a doctor would really help!

Lipstick on a pig

The VAMC in Fayetteville is the epitome of bureaucracy. When you go there for an appointment, you see employees with no sense of urgency all day long. They got it good...there are lots, and your issues can always wait because, "hey, it's the VA, we know it's dysfunctional - but you're retired and so you have all the time on your hands."

It was like this at Northport, NY too. All the posters about great care, hotlines for better results...it's all veneer, and it has always been veneer.

When government workers get bonuses for showing great results...whaddya think they are going to do. Obamacare...this will be spreading more of the misery to the masses.

I hope JOHN in the

I hope JOHN in the Wilmington VA is not ANSWERING the phone you will stay on hold a long time

As a veteran who is enrolled

As a veteran who is enrolled in the VA system, I have hoped for many years that we (vets) could go to private physicians and the VA pay for the visit. The entire VA system is a total joke. This is already done on a limited basis, but takes a long time (months) to get an authorization.

wait times

I'm a US Army disable vet. I was told in March this year that there is a good chance that I have Prostate cancer and that a biopsy would tell what kind and how far along it is well I have had my appointment for the biopsy cancel 4 times the latest was yesterday and the reason is that there is only one doctor in Salisbury Va that can do the test they had 3 but 2 quit that is one doctor for the hospital and for this entire Va area they need to do something before more Vets die

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service. It is a crying shame that after the sacrifices that you and your fellow veterans have made for this government, that this government repays you by giving you such poor healthcare. My grandfather fought in WWII and when he had a stroke in the 80s, he was sent to the VA hospital in Fayetteville. It was so bad there that my family found a way to get him care back home. Veterans deserve better than that.