Palliative Care Services

Our staff

Director of the service: Dr. Ayelet Midbari

Nurse Coordinator: Ms. Shelley Rado

Social worker: Adi Lederman

Dietitian: Ms. Orin Frankel

Physiotherapist: Ms. Yael Kirbs Cohen

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About the service

The purpose of the palliative (support) services is to provide supportive treatment for patients coping with advanced, life-threatening diseases. The service is multidisciplinary and includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, physiotherapist, and dietician.


The service is offered to patients from all departments who have been recognized as requiring this during their treatment or hospitalization.


The services provided withing this framework include:


Direct treatment and consultation:


Offering advice and treatment to patients with advanced or terminal diseases who are hospitalized in the hospital departments: 

  • Aid in stabilizing symptoms 
  • Help in coping with ethical and treatment dilemmas 
  • Advice regarding frameworks for continuing care 
  • Providing information about services offered by hospices/ home hospice


Education and training:

The staff is involved in a range of activities for training and education of staff from the health care system: 

  • Development of training programs for hospital staff 
  • Teaching in nursing schools 
  • Lectures at conferences and study days


Raising awareness:

The service works to increase awareness regarding palliative care and tools for supporting end-of-life decisions (medical power of attorney, preliminary guidelines): 

  • Staff meetings in the hospital departments 
  • Distribution of explanatory materials 
  • The service operates in cooperation with the National Program for Palliative Care.  
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Useful information

Contact us:

We can be contacted during working hours through the Nurse Coordinator for Palliative Care, telephone: 04-7748669.

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