Hadassah Medical Organisation
Hadassah was founded in 1912 in response to dire poverty in the region of what is now Israel. It aimed for the provision of healthcare to all and it became the catalyst for the advanced healthcare system that exists in Israel today.
The Hadassah Medical Organisation in Jerusalem now aims to develop and advance via integrated research, the medical treatments and procedures available to all people. It aims to train the next generation of practitioners in all disciplines of medicine.
Hadassah UK website link: www.hadassahuk.org
The Hadassah UK publication “Hadassah Health” can be accessed at www.hadassahuk.org/files/magazine.pdf
Hadassah Medical Organisation in Jerusalem link in English: www.hadassah.org.il/english
An elective report from Hadassah hospital can be found here.
Western Galilee Hospital
Western Galilee Hospital serves the population of the Western Galilee region – close to 500,000 people – Jews, Moslems and Christians, with 650 hospital beds, 62 departments and medical units, and an extensive variety of clinics, institutes and laboratories. The hospital staff reflects the diverse population of the region, working together to maintain and offer the highest standards in quality health care and professionalism. It is also a front line hospital for wounded soldiers and civilians with a fully equipped underground hospital to protect patients from both conventional and chemical warfare. In 2006 there was a direct rocket hit on the hospital causing severe damage. Fortunately neither patients nor staff were injured. The hospital is affiliated with the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa.
For the past ten years Western Galilee Hospital has run an “Emergency Response Group” course which provides education and training for doctors and other health care professionals in how to respond to civilian disasters. The 2011 course will take place from May 27 – June 2, 2011.
Further information about the hospital, and the course, is available on the hospital website: http://www.wgh.org.il/; or from the hospital international liaison officer at Aya.Kipershlak@naharia.health.gov.il
The Sarah Herzog Memorial Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Jerusalem, founded in 1894. It is best known for treating people with chronic conditions. Established geriatric, chronic respiratory disease and mental health units have recently been supplemented by a rehabilitation unit which handles stroke victims. The hospital aims to provide a combination of best medical technology with professional expertise, compassion and care. The Israel Centre for Treatment of Psychotrauma is based at the hospital and handles a wide spectrum of problems, including not only those affected by the missile attacks in Sderot, but also Ethiopians who have had difficulties coping with immigration.
Further information can be obtained hospital website http://www.herzoghospital.org/
The British Friends of Herzog Hospital website can be found at www.herzoghospital.co.uk