Laniado Hospital UK hosts its first business breakfast since the pandemic
On Wednesday 9 March, Laniado Hospital UK welcomed more than 30 guests at its first business breakfast event since Covid - Breakfast and Bubbles. Guests gathered for a morning at Novellino in Golders Green and enjoyed a range of Israeli-inspired breakfast dishes along with a glass of bubbles.
Simon Silver, CEO of Laniado Hospital UK welcomed guests and highlighted the impact that the coronavirus had on the Israeli based hospital in Netanya. Laniado Hospital was born out of the vision of the Klausenberger Rebbe, a holocaust survivor, who made a vow that if he was to ever survive the war, he would build a hospital committed to the sanctity of life - preserving life at all costs - regardless of race, religion or gender.
Today, Laniado strives to continue the legacy of the Klausenberger Rebbe and this was demonstrated by how the hospital quickly responded to the growing needs and pressure the pandemic put on the hospital. It became clear, very early on, that the Intensive Care Unit was unsuitable due to the small size of only six beds. A makeshift emergency covid department was established in the hospital’s car park to ensure that the medical teams were able to provide the highest level of lifesaving care to its patients.
There was an immediate need to raise funds for ventilators and then to build a new ICU department - four times its current size to be able to serve the needs of the 450,000 people living in the region. Paul Greenberg, Campaign Director at Laniado Hospital UK recently returned from a visit to the hospital, where he saw and experienced the impact first-hand. Paul commented ‘The building works of the new department have already begun and we now desperately need to raise vital funds to equip this new department, so the dedicated and committed doctors and nurses are able to save even more lives, today and in the future.’
Lilian Lousky, newest board member at Laniado also visited the hospital recently and was blown away by the dedication of the doctors and nurses, she commented ‘it was inspiring to see how the hospital responded to the pandemic and to hear directly from the nurses how committed they were to ensuring that every patient was treated with the highest level of care in these challenging times’.
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