NRSC - New Hampshire Hospital Crisis Unit Delayed Due to Hassan Veto



Good Morning,

Governor Maggie Hassan's irresponsible budget veto continues to have serious consequences for New Hampshire citizens.

As the Concord Monitor explains explains, a new mental health unit at New Hampshire Hospital will not be opening this fall due to a lack of the very resources included in the budget that Hassan vetoed:

  • ...a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won’t open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction on the mental health unit is now set to complete in October, the unit can’t be staffed until a state spending plan in place. And even then, officials said, the hiring process to fill the unit’s 32 positions will take anywhere from three to nine months...Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a Republican-crafted budget in June that included money to get the crisis unit staffed and operational. 

Check out the devastating WMUR-TV clip holding Hassan accountable for her irresponsible veto ...