News Briefs

  Shvat 17, 5773 , 28/01/13

Netanya Hospital 55% Over Capacity but Open

Laniado Hospital in Netanya reported, Monday, that occupancy has reached 155 percent in its in-patient wards. At the same time, the hospital stressed that if a flu patient feels a worsening situation, such as difficulty breathing, high fever or any other symptom, the patient should hurry to the hospital for treatment. A hospital statement said, "Despite the overload at the hospital, health stands above all [other considerations] and the hospital staff will address every patient.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported that most of the departments at Rambam Hospital in Haifa were full, including the children's wards. Massive transfers of patients took place within the hospital overnight.

Other archived news briefs:Jan 28 2013, 01:04 PM, 1/28/2013