Feedback for Manchester VA 2025 Task Force

The Secretary of the VA, Dr. David Shulkin  is seeking input into future plans for VA Manchester.  Teams of clinicians have developed initial recommendations but are looking to Veterans to provide feedback on specific questions that will assist the Task Force members as they move forward in developing a report for the Secretary.  Please take the time to provide your input.   

* 1. Do you support the recommendation that  Manchester VA provided a full spectrum of outpatient surgery, with more extensive inpatient surgery being done at the local community partner hospitals?

* 2. Would you want  a VA designated unit at the contracted community hospital?  This would mean having a sign on the wall designating VA and only VA patients would be admitted on the unit.

* 3. Where do you prefer to receive your inpatient Medical care? 

* 4. Currently there are two CBOCs a short distance from each other – Somersworth and Portsmouth.  Both serving a similar, small volume of patients with limited onsite services.    There is an opportunity to expand services available if the two CBOCs are combined into one larger CBOC.

Would you be supportive of combining the two smaller CBOCs into a larger CBOC?

* 5.
Would you be supportive of the choice of Dover NH as a possible site of the larger CBOC? 

* 6. Where would you prefer to obtain inpatient or rehabilitation mental health services?

* 7. Where would you prefer to receive Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, and Audiology?

* 8. If a gymnasium and heated pool were available at the Manchester VA, how often would you see yourself using it to maintain your physical fitness?

* 9. Comments

* 10. Are you a Veteran?

* 11. Are you a Veteran who currently uses the VA for healthcare?

* 12. What is your age?

* 13. What is your sex?

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