On 26 September 2017, the new spacious 24-bed In-Patient Women’s Ward in the Mental Health Wing of Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Centre accepted its first patients.
On 26 September 2017, the new spacious 24-bed Female Inpatient Ward in the Mental Health Wing accepted its first patients. Professor Strous, the medical director of the Mental Health Wing, is committed to fighting the stigma of mental health treatment. Professor Strous: “In the 12 months since we opened the Mental Health Wing, we have made a huge impact on the mental health of the community we serve. Thousands of patients already attend our outpatient clinics and Day Care Center, and we continue to expand our inpatient facilities.”
The previous Director of the Women’s Ward, and one of Israel’s most experienced psychiatrists, Dr Pnina Abramovitz-Shnaider, says that the new in-patient ward for women represents an important milestone in the hospital’s psychiatric intervention services: “Mayanei Hayeshua has always championed the sanctity and dignity of human life. By offering our women patients the privacy and dignity they deserve, we will encourage more families to benefit from our highly professional mental health services.”
Reiterating his pioneering vision of a unique holistic approach to rehabilitation back into the community for these psychiatric patients, Mayanei Hayeshua’s founder/president, Dr Moshe Rothschild, declared: “Today marks a further stage in the full operation of this now universally-recognized and much-needed therapeutic facility. Mental health is the biggest medical revolution in the past 100 years, and we plan to be at the forefront of this revolution.”