In Sheba hospital in tel Hashomer in the night of Tuesday, July 4, died 80-year-old resident of or Yehuda, who, according to suspicion, was the victim of abuse in a nursing home in this city.
Several suspects, employees of the institution, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in bullying. The police asked the court permission to conduct the autopsy of the deceased.
The investigation began after June 30, the police received a complaint from the hospital where the elderly man was taken with bruises. Arrived to the hospital the police officer took statements from the victim, who claimed that he was subjected to beatings and humiliation by employees of the nursing home.
On the news of the death of an elderly man responded Knesset member Itzik Shmuel («Zionist camp»), is a member of the Commission for labor and social security. «The leadership of the Ministry of health finally failed, and we need someone out there to put the keys on the table. One case follows another, and they do nothing to stop abuse in nursing homes,» said Shmuley.
The MP added: «Despite promises, there are no cameras, there was increased the number of employees, and oversight of nursing homes is still weak. We must take these steps».