The Health Ministry received a complaint against a Petah Tikva psychiatric hospital called Neveh Ya’acov where a number of workers are suspected of being violent to patients, it was announced Thursday. The district psychiatrist said the private hospital treats patients with severe mental illness and retardation. Both the Health and Welfare and Social Services Ministries purchase services from the institution. The hospital told the Health Ministry it fired a worker suspected of involvement.
The ministry said it would hold surprise visits at the hospital to ensure quality of treatment.