Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main How can officials get quality healthcare to island vets faster? Posted: May 08, 2018 4:07 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 4:07 PM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:07 AM EDTBy Carmen [email protected] After the Government Accountability Office publishes a report, finding Guam veterans are waiting too long for healthcare, KUAM News talked to Guam's congressional representative and the director of VA Healthcare in Hawaii to learn how they're tackling these concerns head on. Veterans crying foul making claims of being denied healthcare treatment at home. Now, a Government Accountability Office report admits to major delays in timely healthcare for Island Veterans living in the … [Read more...] about How can officials get quality healthcare to island vets faster?
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s physician Ronny Jackson on Thursday withdrew from consideration to head the Veterans Affairs department after allegations that he had been lax with prescription drugs and drank alcohol on the job, Reuters reported. The allegations, which Jackson categorically denied as false, had prompted the Senate to put a hold on his hearing for the job of leading the federal government’s second largest department. The upset was the latest chaotic personnel decision to rock Trump’s White House, which has been roiled by an unusually high number of firings and resignations. During his campaign, Trump had pledged to clean up the VA, which oversees healthcare and benefits for about 20 million military veterans, a constituency with considerable political clout. The agency has long been criticized for the quality of its care and the red tape that veterans encounter. Trump fired his first secretary, David Shulkin, in March after concerns about unauthorized … [Read more...] about White House doctor steps back from Trump veterans job after controversy
US President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will push ahead as the nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations about his conduct stalled his Senate hearing for the job, a White House official says.Jackson had been set to have his confirmation hearing for the job on Wednesday.But that was postponed indefinitely as senators from both parties said they wanted to look into concerns about the Navy rear admiral, who has worked as a presidential physician since the George W. Bush administration.Trump left open the possibility during a news conference that Jackson would withdraw from a political process the president described as "too ugly and too disgusting."But Jackson, 50, met with Trump late in the day, and afterward a White House official said the doctor would "certainly not be railroaded by a bitter ex-colleague."The White House provided copies of Jackson's performance reviews with handwritten notes of effusive praise from former President Barack Obama and … [Read more...] about Trump nominee for veterans job digs in
WHEN Tony Blair has his interview with St Peter at the Pearly Gates, he will have a lot of explaining to do. It was the former Prime Minister who introduced targets in the public services. At a stroke, the traditional chain of command was gone and in its place came the tick-box culture with the paper pushers taking over. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, he attempted to row back on the target culture but the virus was already embedded in the DNA of Scottish public (“NHS targets should be scrapped, say doctors’ leaders”, The Herald, December 28). In quantum physics there is a phenomenon known as the observer effect. In simple terms, the act of observing changes the results. The observer effect has been well documented in NHS targets. Wheels have been taken off trolleys to make them count as beds to tick the box for no patients stacked up on trolleys in A & E corridors as one ingenious example. Targets encourage all sorts of deviant behaviour and distract … [Read more...] about Letters: NHS targets are a failure and must be scrapped now
More than a thousand people have been recognised for their services to the UK in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Recipients include sports stars, celebs, and politicans, as well as hundreds of community champions recognised for the work they do in their local area. Bee Gee Barry Gibb was made a Sir, alongside Beatle Ringo Starr, while Strictly’s Darcey Bussell was made a Dame. But the list was not without controversy, as Theresa May rewarded her political allies – with a Tory MP who holds power over her future winning a knighthood. Here are some of the big names who'll be dressing up for a trip to see The Queen - plus a full list of all those getting a gong. The honours in numbers In total, 1,123 people where given awards this year, with 318 getting a BEM, 452 an MBE, and 211 an OBE. The rest were given other awards,such as knighthoods or damehoods, or other honours. Around 70% of the recipients were recognised for their work in their local community, in either a … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list in full – All the people being rewarded for services to Britain in 2018