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Barrow requests hearing into problems at Augusta VA medical center

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., is requesting a formal hearing at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta after officials at the medical center said three veterans died due to delayed care.

Barrow sent a letter Tuesday to the leaders of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, including the leaders of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, requesting the formal field hearing.

"What has happened at the Charlie Norwood VA is totally unacceptable," Barrow said. "We have a responsibility to provide the best care to our nation's veterans, and clearly, that did not happen." 

"We must hold the personnel responsible for these missteps accountable," Barrow said, "and I'm committed to ensuring veterans get the best care possible in the future."

Barrow met with Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Robert Hamilton in Augusta Tuesday to discuss the steps they are taking to prevent these problems from happening in the future. 

During a press conference last week, Hamilton assured veterans and their families that the delays will not continue.

Barrow also has reached out to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki regarding the issue. 

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