Yosephtal Hospital ER shut after patient allegedly attacks staff

Yosephtal Hospital in Eilat closed its emergency room on Sunday after a patient allegedly attacked doctors and nurses. The emergency room is expected to remain closed for six hours, and only patients whose lives are in danger will be admitted. Last week, medical staff at Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed declared an emergency room strike after a patient's relatives allegedly attacked doctors and nurses who tried to prevent them from using cellular phones on the premises.