A tour led by Dr. Gadi Lubin, the director of the Jerusalem Mental Health Center – Eitanim – Kfar Shaul. He will outline the hospital’s fire preparedness plan and describe how they dealt with the biggest forest fire in Israeli history, which broke out in the area in August of this year.
Dr. Lubin will recount how all the patients and staff in the Upper and Lower Eitanim campuses were evacuated – a total of 144 people – in a swift and heroic rescue effort that resulted in no casualties, carried out as the flames quickly approached the buildings.
Lubin will talk about the preparations that were in place and the events that transpired on that day. He will also discuss the history of Eitanim and how it was converted from an orphanage into a tuberculosis sanitorium, and after that into a psychiatric hospital.