“Workers locked themselves in the bathroom for fear of their lives”: Hadassah is shocked by the attack

Ben Caspit and Winon Magal spoke on their show On 103 FM With Tamar Elram, director of Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, regarding the attack on the medical staff at the hospital that took place during the night, by the family of a deceased patient, after attempts to treat him by the staff.

“We are going through difficult hours. Yesterday evening we had a patient who arrived a few hours earlier in critical condition. As soon as the doctor informed the family that he had been pronounced dead, dozens of other family members burst into the unit and started what I can not call vandalism, destroying everything in their path. “Dozens of people, they started attacking the staff, who ran into the offices and toilets and locked themselves inside because they feared for their lives. Broken all the windows, doors, smashed computers, drinking machines. Gradually took over the incident,” Elram said.

Alram criticized the attempts to “understand people in their difficult times”: “Our attempt to try to understand such people is in my opinion a mistake, it does not work in the same logic. There are those who lose patience because they sometimes wait too long. Here it is not clear to me that Throughout the day they knew what the situation was, the staff informed the family members that the situation was critical and that he would probably not get out of it. The Arab. ”

She also referred to the conclusions that need to be drawn on the issue, in order to better deal with such cases of violence in the future, for the safety of the teams: ” Violence is rising on all levels. ”

Incident of violence at Hadassah Hospital (Photo: Hadassah Spokeswoman)

Finally, the hospital director criticized her medical staff for protecting against such violence: “The proportion of patients at Hadassah and the hospitals in Jerusalem reflects the large Jerusalem population. How is it possible that some hospitals in the country have a regular police officer and some do not? We discuss this from time to time and are interviewed. ” What is the reason? “budget”. Second thing – some of those people who are arrested for incidents of violence against medical staff in hospitals are suing them and they are paying the price. They know they can come back here and we will take care of them. ”

Assisted in the preparation of the article: Michal Kadosh, 103FM

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