05.08.2011 05.Aw-Elul, 5771
The 96-year old poet was hospitalized at the Hadassah's intensive care cardio ward for a month, while the average time a patient is hospitalized in that ward is less than four days.
Doctors at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem have sharply criticized the unusually long hospitalization of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, father of the prime minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu, in the intensive care cardio ward. The 96-year old poet was hospitalized there for a month, while the average time a patient is hospitalized in that ward is less than four days.
On Tuesday, Ben-Artzi was released to his home for further care. There are a total of 216 beds in all the intensive care cardio wards of hospitals in Israel. Doctors have been complaining about the shortage of beds in these wards, where care is not only very expensive but also highly specialized….