Many women in the high-risk pregnancy and the fetal-medicine units at Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus who spends weeks or longer in the wards have been very anxious since the war against Hamas terrorists in the south began and rockets have been fired in the north by Hizbollah terrorists.
Four-legged friends are no stranger to Rambam
Therapeutic service dogs have been visiting Rambam’s various departments since the first week of the war. There were visits to the bedsides of wounded soldiers and civilians from the north and the south, along with patients hospitalized for non-war conditions.
The initiative was led by Idit Leiba, an operating room nurse at Rambam, who also serves as a therapy-dog trainer. It has received the support of the hospital administration and being carried out in collaboration with the therapy-dog training center in Kiryat Tivon and the Israel Center for Guide Dogs at Beit Oved.