Laniado Hospital cuts elective procedures, D-G: ‘I really feel ashamed’

About half of non-urgent elective surgical procedures scheduled at Laniado Medical Heart in Netanya have been pushed off to an unknown later date, the hospital introduced on Sunday. Moreover, 35% of outpatient and different institutional procedural appointments have been rescheduled. “We’re required to avoid wasting and ration our tools and companies for pressing, life-saving procedures,” defined Laniado director-general Nadav Chen. “Within the monetary disaster that every one public hospitals are discovering themselves in, the regular provide of medicines and tools has utterly stopped.” “As a director-general in an Israeli hospital, I really feel an immense sense of disgrace that I have to restrict hospital exercise because of funds issues,” he added. Chen known as on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz to intervene “instantly.”