Heads roll at VA for forgetting about deceased vet’s body

A Veterans Administration hospital in Tampa Bay says it has fired two staff members for forgetting about the body of a deceased vet.

The body was left unattended for more than nine hours in a shower room at the hospice unit of the Bay Pines VA Health Care System.



Some staffers violated hospital and VA rules and then tried to cover up their actions, Florida Health News Reports.

The staffers failed to properly request the removal of the body, which was moved to a hallway and then to a shower room.

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