Amid budget fight, 6 hospitals tell ambulances to redirect patients from Sunday

Six hospitals have informed the Magen David Adom emergency service that they won’t admit patients from its ambulances from Sunday, amid an ongoing budget fight with the Finance Ministry.

The hospitals are demanding more funding from the state, citing the pandemic and a general lack of manpower.

The hospitals are: Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek, Netanya’s Laniado, Bnei Brak’s Maayanei Hayeshua and three hospitals in Nazareth.