September 09, 2021

Warren Statement on VA OIG Reports on Veteran’s Death and Quality of Care at Bedford VA Facility

VA OIG Report on the Death of Mr. White (PDF)

VA OIG Report on Bedford VA (PDF)

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement regarding two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports. The results of the investigations follow Senator Warren’s calls into investigating the death of a veteran, Mr. Tim White, whose body was found one month after disappearing, and the ongoing lack of care at the Bedford VA. 

“I’m glad the VA Office of Inspector General conducted their own investigations into the death of Mr. White, a veteran who went missing for weeks before his body was found in a stairwell, and into the quality of care at the Bedford VA. VA has work to do here, and needs to act quickly. The results of these disturbing investigations show that serious mistakes were made in the case of Mr. White, and that there are ongoing problems at the VA nursing home in Bedford. Our veterans deserve excellent care across the board, and the VA must implement the recommended changes at Bedford to keep our veterans safe,” Senator Warren said