Due to the heavy strain on the hospitals these days (resulting from the winter diseases), the Deputy Minister of Health, Yaakov Litzman, has decided together with the Ministry of Finance and Ilana Cohen, chair of the Nurses Union, to grant an addition of special nursing shifts for the emergency rooms (recognizing the stresses in these wards).

This was done in a model similar to that which was granted to the internal medicine wards in the recent nursing agreement.
This addition will help in treating patients, and will ease the loads in the emergency rooms. 
Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman: “Dealing with the winter loads in the hospitals requires redirection of special resources for this purpose, together with the ongoing reorganization for regulating the flow and delivering efficient treatment during this period”.