Ben Henry

Ben Henry is a science journalist and intern for All Things Considered on NHPR. Previously, he was a reporter for The Scientist magazine, where he wrote print stories and created a podcast. He earned a degree in biology and a minor in English literature from Middlebury College. 

Emotions ran high at a public forum hosted by the Manchester VA Medical Center Wednesday night. The gathering came on the heels of a Boston Globe report alleging unsanitary conditions and insufficient care at the hospital.

Dozens of veterans showed up at Manchester Community College to hear from VA officials about how they are addressing the allegations detailed in the Globe report. Those in attendance expressed concerns about long wait times, rushed doctor visits, and difficulty navigating layers of bureaucracy at the Manchester VA.