Medical Dep. Emergency & Trauma Unit
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Emergency and Trauma Unit - RESCUE IN REAL TIME


Department Director:
Dr. Joseph Libman                                
Head Nurse:
Mrs. Yehudit Izax

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in people under the age of 40, a mortality rate third only to cancer and heart disease! But the lives of many  severely injured patients can be saved with immediate treatment.  
Critical, life-and-death decisions are made every day at Laniado Hospital’s Emergency Department  and Trauma Unit, which is only the emergency room serving the residents of Netanya and the environs.  It diagnoses and provides initial treatment for over 70,000  people a year who arrive with severe  injuries and illnesses, many of them life-threatening, that require immediate attention.  About half of the people require hospitalization;  the others are treated and sent home. Whether your emergency is minor or severe, you will always receive prompt and compassionate, world-class care!
The Emergency Department includes a triage unit for initial screening, a treatment room, a plaster room, rooms for ambulatory treatment, a 2-room x-ray unit, and an eye examination  room.  It has 13 ordinary care beds, a trauma bed, two orthopedic beds and three surgical beds. miun

The Department is equipped with sophisticated, cutting-edge emergency  systems and is staffed by a permanent team of doctors and other professionals, under the supervision of a senior physician.  Staff members include specialists in emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics and neurology as well as highly trained Registered Nurses, both male and female.  The general resources of Laniado Hospital - laboratories, imaging equipment, ultrasound and CT machines, etc. are available, and when necessary, the Department calls upon its staff of expert physicians.
Laniado Hospital's Emergency Department received numerous citations from the Army's Home Front Command and the Health Ministry's Division of Disaster Medicine for its outstanding performance during the Second Intifada in the 1990s, when Netanya suffered 18 terrorist attacks.   
The Department of Emergency Medicine will be moving into new facilities in the near future.

In case of an emergency:

  • Come to the registration desk with a medical referral as well as medical documents,  such as letters of release following previous hospitalizations, results of EKGs, imaging and lab tests, and a list of medications you are taking.
  • Patients arriving by ambulance will receive immediate treatment
  • You must bring a commitment from Kupat Holim  (Form 17) or cash payment for the hospital fee
  • A nurse will interview you, do a preliminary examination, take your vital signs, assess your condition and determine the urgency of treatment: immediate, urgent, semi-urgent or not urgent.
  • You will then be examined by a doctor who will refer you for examinations (blood tests, urine, X-rays and other) and treatment.
  • After receiving treatment, you will be released from the Department - either sent home or hospitalized.


Contact Us


Secretary: 972-9-8604624

Nurses station:

Phone: 972-9-8604619


Trauma Unit:

Phone: 972-9-8604667 /9286



Department Location

Children's Hospital - Ground Floor

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