The sudden influx of 8,000 residents from the southern and northern parts of Israel, seeking refuge from the ongoing conflict, has significantly strained Laniado Hospital in Netanya. Positioned centrally in Israel, Netanya has become a sanctuary for these displaced individuals, many of whom are fleeing the most heavily affected areas following the atrocities on October 7th.
These newcomers, mainly accommodated in Netanya's hotels, have placed additional stress on various departments of the hospital, including the maternity unit, which experienced its busiest month ever with 703 births in October alone. Laniado Hospital has three fortified departments, drawing patients from across the country.
8,000 residents from the southern and northern parts of Israel, seeking refuge from the ongoing conflict, has significantly strained Laniado Hospital in Netanya.
The newly constructed Dialysis department, featuring reinforced concrete walls, now operates around the clock to meet the growing demand. Additionally, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has witnessed a significant rise in its most vulnerable patients, premature babies, due to the influx.