Man dies at VA hospital

3 Jul, 2014

A man collapses and dies at a VA hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while waiting for an ambulance.  The man collapsed in the cafeteria, approximately 500 feet from the hospital’s emergency room. Officials are confirming that the man died after waiting more than 30 minutes for the ambulance to arrive to take him from one building to another at the site, which is approximately a  five minute walk. VA spokeswoman Sonja Brown says the staff followed policy by calling the ambulance and that their policy is under expedited review.

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