V.A. looking to expand service for those far from hospitals

V.A. looking to expand service for those far from hospitals

More relief could be coming to veterans who live far away from Veterans Administration hospitals and who have to wait for medical care. Hines V.A. Hospital Public Affairs Officer Rick Fox says not all veterans in places like LaSalle County get to choose another hospital when they’re told there’s a waiting list.

Currently, there’s a chance that a veteran from LaSalle County has to drive past three or four hospitals with little or no waiting on the way to the Joliet hospital to be put on a list.

Also, the Hines hospital has applied for a grant to buy two buses. One would shuttle veterans from LaSalle to Joliet to ease their travel burden.