Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson to visit Fayetteville Thursday

Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan announced Tuesday evening that the acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will visit to the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

A written statement from Hagan's office said Gibson will be in Fayetteville on Thursday.

"I am pleased to hear that Acting VA Secretary Gibson will visit the Fayetteville VAMC later this week as I called on him to do," said Hagan. "There must be swift, decisive and extraordinary action taken to address the issues at the Fayetteville VAMC, where wait times are among the highest in the country, and veterans need to hear directly from VA leadership about what will be done to ensure they have access to the benefits they have earned after serving our country with honor and dignity."

A blistering report released Monday showed veterans on average wait 83 days to see a primary care doctor at the VA hospital in Fayetteville.

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