A nurse’s aide at a top VA hospital played video games instead of checking on a patient hourly one night last year — and that patient died, the Boston Globe reported.
Bill Nutter, 68, had just lost his second leg to diabetes and suffered from arrhythmia, which could stop his heart without warning, the paper said.
The Vietnam veteran’s family found a place for him at Bedford (Massachusetts) VA Medical Center, the Globe said, adding that the Veterans Administration ranked it as one of its best hospitals — a five-star rating.
After Nutter was found dead the morning of July 3, 2016, the paper said a doctor told his widow that a night-shift staffer failed to check on him hourly according to doctors’ instructions. – READ MORE[contentcards url=”http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/17/nurses-aide-at-top-va-hospital-played-video-games-instead-of-checking-patient-that-patient-died/” target=”_blank”]