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News and updates about Israeli Health Care

Healthcare workers strike to protest violence in hospitals

Healthcare clinics will not provide service, hospitals will operate with a skeleton staff.

Healthcare workers strike to protest violence in hospitals

Israeli hospital ranked 10th best in the world

Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center ranks 10th on Newsweek's magazine annual list of top 250 hospitals in the world.

Israeli hospital ranked 10th best in the world

Recovered COVID-19 patients returning to hospital care

Hospitals report a rise in recovered patients being stricken with a new and different lung condition.

Recovered COVID-19 patients returning to hospital care

Hospitals told to prepare for 340 serious cases of children with COVID-19

Faced with skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rates, hospitals plan opening extra pediatric wards with dedicated staff.

Hospitals told to prepare for 340 serious cases of child COVID

Hundreds of medical residents resign over 26-hour shifts

'People will die because there will be no one to turn on respirators,' doctor says as residents resign at 35 hospitals.

Hundreds of medical residents resign over 26-hour shifts

Despite promises, additional staff for overburdened hospitals not approved

Hospital administrators claim Finance Ministry set unrealistic standards to avoid approving promised additional staff/

Despite promises, additional staff for hospitals not approved

Doctors: 'We're forced to choose who will live and who will die'

Internal protocols expose drama in hospitals: The overload has reached a critical point. Doctors: 'We're fighting a war of attrition.'

Doctors: 'We're forced to choose who will live and who will die'

Doctors: 'Medical staff are collapsing and patients pay with their lives'

Senior doctors warn: 'Large number of hospitalized coronavirus patients forcing drop in quality of care.'

'Medical staff are collapsing and patients pay with their lives'

Coronavirus overload: 7 public hospitals limit activity

'No one speaks to us, we cannot pay our suppliers with the understanding and sympathy for our problems,' hospital directors say.

Coronavirus overload: 7 public hospitals limit activity

IDF medical staff to boost hospital services to home-care patients

Mild COVID cases to be transferred to home care, with medical teams making home visits, in order to take pressure off hospitals.

IDF medical staff to provide home-care to relieve hospitals

Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Dr. Halbertal describes gov't determination to avoid lockdown at all costs, hospitals ordered to absorb thousands of serious cases.

Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Likud demands investigation against Bennett for bribing hospitals

PM accused of offering billions to hospital budgets in exchange for silence on COVID crisis. PMO denies accusations.

Likud demands investigation against Bennett for bribery

Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

The government promised to provide hospitals with additional staff - in exchange for complete silence, no matter what.

Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

Hospital administrators warn: We don't have enough manpower

Hospital directors warned Health Ministry Director General: There are no staff, no beds and people are very tired.

Hospital administrators warn: We don't have enough manpower

Large discrepancies between COVID data from hospitals vs. govt

According to Health Ministry, there are 46 seriously ill patients in Israel's hospitals, but figures from hospitals themselves show just 27.

Large discrepancies between COVID data from hospitals vs. govt

Has Israel reached herd immunity? Health expert says virus not to be overlooked yet

While Israel seems well on its way to herd immunity, local health expert says safety measures should remain in place.

Has Israel reached herd immunity? 'Virus still here'player

No big deal? Hundreds of local COVID-19 mutations recorded in Israel

While hundreds of homegrown strains of Corona have been reported, health experts have mostly dismissed the new threat.

No big deal? Hundreds of local COVID mutations recorded player

Pfizer: Data from Israel shows vaccination prevents asymptomatic transmission

Vaccine manufacturers say data shared with them by Israeli health care officials shows that vaccination stops transmission and infection.

Pfizer: Vaccine prevents asymptomatic transmission

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to Avichai Mandelblit: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Chief Rabbi Yosef asks Attorney General Mandelblit to prevent implementation of ruling allowing desecration of Passover in hospitals.

Chief rabbi to A-G: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Austria, Denmark look to Israel for help with vaccine rollout

The two nations are accusing EU leadership of inefficient, slow supply of COVID vaccines, getting help from Israel in battle against virus.

Austria, Denmark look to Israel for help with vaccine rolloutplayer

Listen to the call of Torah leaders and join Petachyas Valued Partners

Join Petachya’s valued partners around the world who are making a difference in lives of Israel’s special-needs children and their families.

Listen to the call of Torah leaders and join Petachya's partners

Why isn't BAM being used to fight Covid in Israel?

Eli Lilly has FDA approval for emergency use of BAM and received Ministry of Health approval as of January 12, 2021. So where is it? Opinion

Why isn't BAM being used to fight Covid in Israel?

Deri: Enough wild incitement, lies, hatred of haredim

Shas Chairman says infection coefficient in general sector exceeded 1, while among haredim, it dropped to 0.86. 'Most haredim meticulous.'

Deri: Enough wild incitement, lies, hatred of haredim

Woman dies in ambulance after hospitals refuse treatment

A woman being transported from a nursing home to a hospital died in the ambulance after no hospital would not admit her.

Woman dies in ambulance after hospitals refuse treatment

Hospitals tell MDA not to send them patients

Despreate shortages of funding and supplies have moved several hospitals to start limiting their activities.

Hospitals: Don't send ambulances to us

Hospitals collapsing under excess load caused by coronavirus infections

If not enough beds are added, hospitals will need to take beds from other departments, Health Min. official says.

Hospitals collapsing under excess load

Seven hospital managers gathered before the Finance Ministry in protest

The managers of some of the more prominent public hospitals accuse the Finance Ministry of ignoring their needs.

Hospital managers protest outside of Finance Ministry

US hospitals: 'People are dying like flies'

Los Angeles nurse says hospitals on verge of collapse, rate of new patients surpasses rate at which vaccines are administered.

US hospitals: 'People are dying like flies'

Israeli hospitals concerned over possible lack of hospital beds come winter

Israeli hospitals voice concern over whether annual flu season will push them over the edge, as more coronavirus patients flood hospitals.

Hospitals concerned over possible lack of beds

Daycares to open in hospitals

New daycare centers to provide childcare for children of essential hospital workers.

Daycares to open in hospitals

Health Ministry recommends: Videotape all medical operations

Special committee investigates complaints against doctors, suggests all operations be videotaped and complications centrally monitored.

Health Ministry recommends: Videotape all medical operations

Hospital works to uncover source of germ that killed 3 preemies

Pennsylvania hospital trying to uncover source of bacteria which killed 3 premature infants and infected 5 others.

Hospital works to uncover source of germ that killed 3 preemies

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

New Health Ministry report on early childhood care, hospital wait times, shows improvement in health care, but leaves much to be desired.

Only 66% of one-year-olds are vaccinated

New study examines Israel's hospital system

Taub Center examines failings in Israel's hospital system, results emphasize disparities between center and periphery.

New study examines Israel's hospital system

Palestinian Authority won't refer patients to Israeli hospitals

Claiming Israeli 'piracy' and promising continued professional treatment, PA ceases referrals to Israeli hospitals.

Palestinian Authority won't refer patients to Israeli hospitals

'You cannot give medical tourists preference over Israelis'

'Hotam' organization demands Knesset forbid preferential treatment of Palestinian Arabs, medical tourists, at Israelis' expense.

'You cannot give medical tourists preference over Israelis'

'Your business is national pride'

President Rivlin meets Galilee Medical Center staff, says treating Syrian victims is a 'business of national pride.'

'Your business is national pride'

Poll: Israelis distrustful of hospital doctors

New poll shows Israelis far more likely to trust doctors at their local clinic than hospital staff.

Poll: Israelis distrustful of hospital doctors

Health Ministry report exposes sepsis rates in Israeli hospitals

Health Ministry report details which hospitals have most cases of sepsis, which have least.

Health Ministry report exposes sepsis rates in Israeli hospitals

News conference explains maternity ward 'division'

'New Jewish mothers want to rest, not have Arab partying,' says panelist at health conference, explaining valid cultural differences.

News conference explains maternity ward 'division'