The hospital currently has 110 patients which is much higher than the hospital is usually meant to handle. In comparison, Rambam Medical Center has about 60 patients and can handle about 120 and Bellinson Medical Center is even less occupied. Soroka Medical Center has a completely empty coronavirus ward.
Sourasky has informed the Health Ministry that until systematic regulations for assigning patients to hospitals are provided, they will not accept any more coronavirus patients."The struggle is not political - the desire is to direct patients to places that will give them the best care," said Prof. Gil Pierre, deputy director-general of Sourasky.