Amarillo VA holds town hall at Lubbock clinic

Amarillo VA holds town hall at Lubbock clinic

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock veterans got the opportunity to express their concerns with their health care during a town hall hosted by the Amarillo VA system. 

The Amarillo system provides care for the South Plains. 

Discussion centered around new policies affecting veterans such as the Mission Act which the president signed last week and updates on the new Lubbock VA clinic which is planned to break ground sometime after October.

"Allows the veterans to come in and they can listen to some things that are going on with us, how we're expanding, things of that nature but also how we can be receptive to things they may have concerns about that they want to voice," said Dalton Keel, Nursing Manager at the Lubbock clinic. "Perhaps they want to get enrolled or get some assistance with mental health or things like that."

The town hall also provided opportunities for veterans like Steve Campbell who have ideas on how to improve the care veterans are getting.

"I wish the VA would stabilize their staff, pay them what they're worth, make the conditions of their employment easier to get along with," Campbell said. "They literally chased the doctor I had who was very good out of here."

Keel said representatives were also in attendance to assist with any more personal health care questions.

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