War caught Israeli rehab hospitals unprepared to handle number of wounded


Health authorities in Israel are making a major push to meet the demand for expanded facilities and treatment, but the question remains whether it can all be done in time.

“COVID showed us our deficiencies in internal medicine. [The war] has highlighted our deficiencies in rehabilitation and mental health treatment,” Dr. Tamar Elram, director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus hospital in Jerusalem, told The Times of Israel. Even before the war broke out on October 7, when Hamas launched a savage attack on southern Israeli communities, killing 1,200 people amid acts of horrific brutality and taking 240 hostages to Gaza, Israel lagged behind other OECD countries in terms of spaces for patients in rehabilitation hospitals and centers.

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