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Shmuel Harofeh Hospital Affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
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Complex Nursing Care

  Reception Hours :

Patients Visitation H ours : 10:00-21:00

Doctors Reception Hours : 13:30-14:30

Head Nurse Reception Hours: 12:00-13:00

The wards are intended for patients who are referred from other medical centers and who require intensive treatment and supervision and who meet the criteria of a complex nursing-care patient, which are:
Cancer patients
Patients suffering from bedsores and injuries that are difficult to treat.
Patients after complex surgical intervention.
Patients with variable medical problems at different stages.

Complex nursing care wards in the hospital combine advanced clinical methods of treatment of complex patients with a warm and supportive approach.

The complex nursing-care wards are subject to the application, and professional guidance, of leading standards by the carrying out of a satisfaction review, day-to-day supervision of the Ministry of Health and professional staff in the hospital.  Supervision is carried out on a regular basis by clinical quality controllers and by a leading multi-professional team, clinical surveys making regular assessments of clinical indexes and constituting a measure of the quality standard of treatment in the wards, for example: evaluation of the treatment of bedsores and nutritional evaluation.

The patients have at their disposal a warm and richly experienced team that includes a doctor who is a specialist in geriatrics, nurses specializing in geriatrics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians and social workers.

The wards are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and medical equipment and an advanced clinical information technology system.

Conditions for hospitalization in the wards

Hospitalization is in wards in which each room contains 2-3 hospitalization beds.  The patients receive 5 meals a day.  The daily menu of a patient is adjusted to his needs and is under the supervision of nursing-care medical staff and a dietician. 
Outside, in the vicinity of the wards, there are extensive public areas such as places for seating, shaded by pergolas.  In the wards there is a dining room lobby, as well as intimate seating spaces where the patients can meet their families and friends in a pleasant and intimate environment.

The purpose of hospitalization in the wards

To help, support and accompany the patients and their families in the process of balancing and stabilizing their medical condition, facilitating stable continuation of treatment until the patient is brought in to an appropriate framework.


Staff of the wards

Treatment of a patient is given by an extensive multi-discipline staff that provides help and assistance to the patient in all the aspect of his life: physical, emotional and social.  The multi-disciplinary staff works in constant conjunction and coordination in order to provide an answer to the needs of the patients and their families. 

The staff includes:

  • Ward physicians.
  • Qualified college trained nurses with professional training in geriatrics, practical nurses,   skilled in treating the complex patients.
  • Skilled auxiliary personnel (assisting nurses) who have undergone instruction and training  in dealing with the complex patient.
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Occupational therapists.
  • Clinical dietician.
  • Speech therapist.
  • Social Worker.
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