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Violence in a nursing home in Haifa: the Ministry intends to temporarily close the establishment

The Ministry of health intends to order the temporary closure of the nursing home «Neot Kipat and Zahav», where staff are suspected of abuse of older people, said the radio station «Reshet bet».

However, to date, no one knows where transferred to the nearest institution in the event if it is closed.

Director General of the Ministry Moshe Bar Siman-Tov said that at the moment, issued a decree on the cessation of admission of new residents.
The leadership of the Ministry of health also announced the intention to dismiss all of the institution’s management, including the head of AVI Ruderman.

As previously reported, magistrates court in Haifa extended by three days the detention of four nurses, who worked in «Neot Kipat and Zahav». Portal Ynet and the newspaper «Israel a-Yom» published the names of the detainees. 67-year-old nurse who worked in a nursing home, placed under house arrest.

Ynet reported that police are still investigating and plans to check the circumstances of the death of one woman, who was in a nursing home.

On Saturday, February 18, the Second channel ITV has published material about the suspicions in respect of the employees of the nursing home «Neot Kipat and Zahav» in Haifa.

According to published information, the elderly were subjected to in institutions physical and psychological violence, humiliation and threats by staff. Bullying, which is supposed to have been systematic, was captured by a camera of secret surveillance established by the employee of a nursing home in the room of one of the tenants.

A. who previously worked in «Neot Kipat and Zahav», a nurse, said that we are talking about systematic abuse that lasted for many years. According to A., he left that job after a few months because of what was happening there.

The evening of 18 February, the nursing home was a demonstration of residents of neighboring districts, protesting against the abuse of the elderly.

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Violence in a nursing home in Haifa: the Ministry intends to temporarily close the establishment 20.02.2017

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