The Union of Veterans Affairs Employees said it has received several complaints about the quality of care at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, which the union alleges is the result of cuts to funding and staff at the facility. And, unfortunately, Deer Lodge Centre is not living up to that obligation to our veterans. Deer Lodge's chief operating officer, Kevin Scott, said some "efficiencies" were implemented last fall to reflect the declining number of veterans in the hospital, which the federal government transferred to the province in While the province provides Deer Lodge funding for all of odd patients, the federal government gives the hospital additional funding on a per diem basis for additional services for each of the 60 Second World War and Korean War veterans at the centre. However, the centre's funding agreement with Veterans Affairs Canada was originally set up for veterans, said Scott, "and so the funding was being adjusted accordingly to match the number of veterans in beds. It's the total number of veterans that we are adjusting the staffing to match that.
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The Veterans Health Administration VHA provides care for eligible veterans, including thousands of transgender veterans. VHA provides a wide range of health care services, including some transition-related medical care. However, VHA regulations still maintain an outdated and discriminatory exclusion for transition-related surgical care. VHA has a policy calling for respectful delivery of healthcare to transgender and intersex veterans otherwise eligible for VA care. Under current Veterans Health Administration policy :. What about Active Duty military, Retired military, or military dependents?
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Erika Rae Ritschard had surgery seven years ago to get implants to increase the size of her breasts to double Ds. But after the cosmetic procedure, the year-old noticed that she was experiencing anxiety and depression. The mum-of-three from Mississippi, says she had symptoms which included weight loss, heart palpitations, memory loss, extreme fatigue, skin rashes, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal feelings.
You are now logged in. Forgot your password? As the Obama administration and the Department of Defense try to hash out a plan to accommodate transgender members in the military, some ex-troops are demanding changes to the way the Department of Veterans Affairs VA handles their affairs. The VA offers a host of medical treatment services to the military.