$ 5M in Equipment Missing From Florida VA Hospitals

$ 5M in Equipment Missing From Florida VA Hospitals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Almost $ 5 million worth of money t Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across Florida, a Spectrum News 13 Watchdog investigation has learned.

The $ 4.8 million worth of missing items dates to 2014, VA records show. The newest of the Florida VA hospitals, the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake, reported just over $ 132,000 in missing items.

At a sprawling 65 acres and 1.2 million square meters, when it was opened in 2015. Now, four years later, the VA t for.

Cell phones to $ 25,000 eye scanner.

Said James Hullinger, U. Army veteran who lives in the Orlando area. $ 13 million. Served for $ 13 million.

He says that in seven years.

Accountability and zero accountability. "

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa missing more than $ 1.2 million in missing items, records show. Laps, cellphones, LCD monitors, stretchers, TVs – even hospital-grade eye drops more than $ 20,000 are listed as missing.

Hullinger and other taxpayers helped buy.

One Congress member is called for change.

"We are going to be reviewing this matter," said Democratic U. Rep. Darren Soto, Osceola, and Polk counties.

VA medical equipment needs to beata.

"Yes, people need to be better off," he said. T

We have reached out to the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network about the missing equipment at Florida VA medical centers. Comments provided for

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Still, Soto wants to see action.

OK, "he said. T "I expect the VA Committee."

Hullinger, the Army veteran agrees, all Florida VA hospitals.

"I think everyone".

Spectrum News 13's Watchdog reached out to the. t U. House Veteran Affairs Committee about our findings. We are waiting to hear back from them.

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