Where does the money go?
It is now over two months, since I had my Thyroid removed. What can I say? Not very pleasant or friendly time…I had my surgery in a public hospital in Israel. I have lived in the US for many years, and did not imagine how bad hospitals in Israel were.
I have to be honest and very clear regarding this matter, I think it is crucial that people will understand and know, how hard life are for people who are sick in Israel. It is a social system; would the American really like to have this kind of systems?
I guess it is a little complicated to understand what I am saying here, so I better start from the beginning:
I was scheduled to have a surgery three weeks after I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, usually it takes longer (that is what I have being told…), but since I had my son`s Bar-Mitzvah a month later, the hospital tried its best and schedule earlier than they usually do. When I arrived that morning, I was told to choose a bed in the hallway, whatever bed that was available, since some of them were occupied already. I was totally shocked. In the beginning of the 21st century, not in a third world country, in a respected Hospital, not enough beds? Yes, this is the situation here every day. Not enough beds, not enough staff: actually, really 30 hours shifts for doctors, not enough nurses in any of the shifts, family members need to stay with the patients and care for them. My husband had to spend the night with me in one bed, just to make sure that if I need something, there will be someone there to care for me.
On another subject – schools
In Israel there are 40 kids in a class room, and I am wondering: Where does the money go? There are so many donations to Hospitals, research, and I have no idea what else, where does the money go?
Money that do come from abroad, needs to find its way to the quality life of the Israeli people, and this means – help with staff, bigger hospitals, more rooms, just help people with everyday life. I would highly recommend leaving research for other countries, and helping bring more quality to people here. I know that so many communities in the world support Israel, you should check where your money is actually needed, and make sure it gets there!
Wishing you all good health, happiness and peace