Coming home. Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
will be transferred to his home at Sycamore Ranch in southern Israel over
the next few days.
Ynet learnt on Tuesday that police have received notice of the expected transfer of the former prime minister from the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to his Negev farm. There has been no change in Sharon's condition, since he fell into a coma five years ago.
Preparations for Sharon's return to the home he loved, where his late wife Lilly is buried, have only recently been completed.
In the first stage, Sharon will be transferred by ambulance to the farm for a few days. If it becomes clear that the necessary medical care is available at the ranch, he will be taken back to the ranch permanently.
Yedioth Ahronoth recently revealed
that necessary equipment was being set up in Sharon's home and that an elevator was installed so that the former prime minister could be moved from the ground floor to his own room on the second floor. Sharon, 82, has been in a coma since January 2006, first at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and later at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.
In the past it was claimed that the management of the Sheba Medical Center approached the Sharon family and asked them to move the former prime minister from the rehabilitation ward to the family home "after it was revealed that the hospital had no room to provide him with special medical care he needed".
Sharon's is being moved to Sycamore Ranch at the request of his sons, Omri and Gilad.