Like everyone around the globe we are trying to establish some form of normalcy in an abnormal situation.
As tonight marks the beginning of Yom Hashoah let us remember that we have been through far more difficult and traumatic times in history. Life is stronger than anything else and hopefully all of us will soon be able to assume some form of a more regular lifestyle.
Below please find the latest update from Shaare Zedek.
Pesach at the hospital was certainly unique and challenging. As you can see from the photos, we succeeded in getting the hospital ready for the holiday, as always. This year, this included individual Seder Plates for every patient throughout the Medical Center – in place of the central gatherings in each department which we hosted in years past. And no shortage of Matzoh Balls…
As you are likely aware, and we have had the chance to discuss in past updates and our Zoom briefing, Israel has been largely successful in preventing the outbreak from consuming the healthcare system. While there sadly have been over 170 deaths to date, we know that this number pales in comparison to the devastating rates seen in other countries. We know that this is in large part due to the early and comprehensive action that Israel took in closing borders and imposing distancing restrictions.
In terms of our activities, Shaare Zedek remains the most active hospital for Corona response in the Jerusalem area. As of today (Sunday), we are treating 92 patients in the hospital, out of which 35 are listed in serious condition. We maintain six individual Keter (Corona) Wards and a dedicated ICU just for COVID- 19 cases. These numbers confirm that indeed the curve is more >