Information

Patient Rights

The Medical Center staff does everything possible to provide quality and professional care and create a warm, pleasant, and supportive environment for patients and their families.

Most patients' rights are set forth in the Patients' Rights Act of 1996. Among these are the following:

  • to receive appropriate, courteous, and considerate medical treatment with maximum respect for the patient and his privacy
  • to have another person during physical examinations
  • to know the name, profession, and the role of caregiver
  • to receive an explanation of the disease, the treatment proposed,
    the expected benefits and possible risks of treatment, and the possibility of alternative treatment


Patients' obligations:

  • to provide the staff  with complete and accurate information on health, including proper documentation, if possible
  • to inform healthcare providers of any change in their health situation
  • to respect healthcare providers and respond to the instructions
  • to follow hospital rules, such as visiting hours, maintaining cleanliness and quiet, treating hospital property with respect, not using a cell phone in places where it is forbidden, and to refrain from smoking in the hospital
  • to respect the rights, dignity, and property of other patients

 Soroka University Medical Center is a university teaching hospital that teaches medical students and students of other health professions. We ask our patients to show understanding of this.

Links:
Office of Public Inquiries

The following link is provided to report a patient safety or quality of care concern to JCI:

http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/contact-us/report-a-quality-and-safety-issue/.