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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Long wait times for mental health treatment are sparking an investigation into the St. Louis VA Hospital.

The former chief of psychiatry at the hospital claims veterans often wait a month or more for treatment because of a lax work environment. Doctor Jose Mathews claims he was demoted because of a staff “mutiny” after he tried to make employees work harder and more efficiently.

Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt have sent a joint letter to Veterans Affairs about the issue. The hospital is investigating the complaints as well as the feds.