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Renovation of wards and shortening of appointments: the plan to improve the treatment of eating disorders - Walla! news

2021-10-14T15:33:42.247Z

The Ministries of Health and Finance have agreed to expand the treatment system, while doubling the number of hospital beds and increasing the number of treatment positions. The cost of the program is estimated at NIS 30 million a year and will apply from January. The number of people suffering from an eating disorder in Israel is about 450,000 people



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Renovation of wards and shortening of queues: the program to improve the treatment of eating disorders

The Ministries of Health and Finance have agreed to expand the treatment system, while doubling the number of hospital beds and increasing the number of treatment positions.

The cost of the program is estimated at NIS 30 million a year and will apply from January.

The number of people suffering from an eating disorder in Israel is about 450,000 people

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  • Nitzan Horowitz

  • Avigdor Lieberman

Meirav Cohen

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 18:20 Updated: 18:26

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman agreed today (Thursday) on expanding the treatment of eating disorders - while doubling the number of hospital beds, shortening queues and expanding the number of treatment positions by about 70%.

The cost of the program is estimated at NIS 30 million a year and will apply from January.



According to the outline of the program, the departments and day care centers will be renovated to contribute to the well-being of patients.

This, in addition to increasing their number and deployment.

40 youth hospital beds will be added to the treatment system, along with an additional 40 positions for day hospitalization in the community.

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Today there are a total of 46 hospital beds for youth suffering from eating disorders (Photo: Flash 90, David Cohen)

In recent years, hospital beds have hardly been added, and today there are a total of 46 youth hospital beds and 52 day hospital positions, which is an intermediate treatment as an alternative to hospitalization.

This is despite the increase in the population and the jump in the number of people suffering from an eating disorder in the country, which stands at about 450,000 people.

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