Union Asks for Whistle Blower Protection for VA Psychologist

Washingtonspecializesinpost-traumaticstressattheWilmingtonVeteransAffairsMedicalCenternearElsmereandtoldaUSCommitteeonVeteransAffairslastNovemberthatvetsusuallyhavetowaitasoftenastwomonthsfortimelytreatment.
And,ascathingInspectorGeneralreportreleasedthisweekconfirmedthatassessmentnotingthattheVAdidnotprovidefirst-timepatientswithtimelyhealthevaluationsandinflateditsabilitytodoso.But,UnionAttorneyWardMorrowsaysthatsincehertestimonyherperformanceevaluationthatwasnormallyoutstandinghasbeendowngradedtounsatisfactory.
Inaddition,hesays,thatherresponsibilityaspsychologistcoordinatorforPTSDservicesandevidence-basedpsychotherapyhasbeenreduced.
TheWilmingtonNewsJournalreportsthatMorrowsaiditseemsmorethancircumstantialthatherevaluationwaschangedontheeveofhertestimonyandherdutieschangedafterherappearance.
ThepapersaystherewasnoresponsetoinquiriesmadetotopWilmingtonVAofficials.


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