HATZALA VOLUNTEERS JOIN LANIADO'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
More than twenty United Hatzala volunteer EMT's have joined Laniado Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine, serving as an important source of support and assistance in the department that works 24/7. Hatzala operates this project in 15 hospitals throughout Israel.
Following a lengthy training process in which areas of cooperation were identified, a ceremony was held at which departmental IDs were distributed to the volunteers. “Working in the Emergency Department is not simple,” said Yehudit Isaacs, supervising nurse of the Emergency Department and a Hatzala volunteer herself. "It entails working around the clock, and often involves difficult cases that require an immediate response - sometimes while fighting for the patient’s life. There is tremendous pressure and the addition of trained personnel to the treatment staff is very significant. I greatly admire your willingness to contribute your time, knowledge and experience in the field to help the patients. "
“Over the past few months, we have carried out meticulous preparations in order to ensure compliance with the department’s procedures, and have created a common working language and codes and clear guidelines,” said Rabbi Naftali David, director of the Hatzala branch in the Sharon region. “I have no doubt that this joint effort be beneficial - first and foremost for the patients, but also for the EMT's, who will gain experience that does not always exist in the field.”
Nadav Chen, CEO of Laniado, congratulated the volunteers and noted that "volunteering in the Emergency Department is a different type of volunteering. It require patience, extensive professional knowledge and round-the- clock dedication. I congratulate you on joining Laniado’s family of volunteers and am certain that this cooperation will continue and grow."