A Lyrical Story from Nahama, Hadassah’s Medical Clown

by Mark Addleman

A lyrical story by Shiri– Sometimes miracles do happen A&E I pass through the rooms… Here is a dark room, here are a grandmother and a grandfather, here is a mother in pain, here is a young-girl lying in bed, looking at the ceiling not responding. “Bonjour,” I say, the grandmother answers me and the…



“Send in the Clowns” Hadassah UK Event

by Mark Addleman

Hadassah UK (HUK) brings to London from our hospital in Jerusalem, some of our best practitioners in medicine who have developed world-leading techniques. This week HUK brought one of our best and more unusual, David Barashi (DuSH) their Head Dream Doctors Medical Clown. Hospital Medical Clowning in Israel has developed in a different way to…



Jewish nurse breastfeeds baby of injured Palestinian mum

by Mark Addleman

Share this article with other mums.. Because love certainly has no boundaries when it comes to the sisterhood of Motherhood and breastfeeding… The beautiful image is popping up on social media newsfeeds around the world. A nurse cradles a baby with a tender expression on her face. One would think she is the baby’s mother…



Saving the lives of children at risk in Mosul

by Mark Addleman

An article in the Jewish Chronicle describes how Sally Becker, a volunteer and past Trustee of Hadassah UK, is on a mission to save those most at risk from the battle for Mosul. She has created the only front-line paediatric unit in this war-torn area, and has teamed up with the Hadassah Medical Centre in…



The Hadassah Director General’s Report Letter

by Mark Addleman

Dear Friends, Every anniversary of the State of Israel is precious and emotional for all of us. The newborn State of Israel had many challenges, but it didn’t have to create a medical infrastructure. Hadassah had already done that. The doctors and nurses who fled from the Holocaust and reached Israel had been integrated into…



THE WORLD FIRST TWO-ROBOT REPAIR OF COMPLEX SPINAL BREAK

by Mark Addleman

Aaron Schwartz, age 42, was severely injured when a heavy wall of steel fell on him at work. Suffering six broken vertebrae and leg fractures in two places, Mr. Schwartz was brought to the new underground hybrid operating room in Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. “In the hybrid room are two…



Guest Blog: Nurse Libbie

by Mark Addleman

Chapter Four : The Weismark Miracle Kinneret Weismark was born with a big BANG! Her mother, Ilana Weismark, suffered an Amniotic Fluid Embolism – a rare (1 in 30,000 women), life threatening childbirth emergency during the hours of labour. Thanks to the wonderful team of doctors and nurses at the Hadassah Medical Centre, both Ilana…



Guest Blog- Hadassah Medical Clown -Nehama

by Mark Addleman

Nehama’s Story Chapter 2 One of the special things I feel about working in Hadassah Hospital is the gathering of people from all nations, ages and religions. For me,- helping two children, one who speaks only Arabic and the other with a kippah (skullcap -therefore a religious Jewish child), to connect and play with each…



The Young Gazan who fell in love with clowning.

by Mark Addleman

Adam Rasgon Jerusalem Post 20/03/17 Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from central Gaza, was inspired to work as a medical clown after first receiving treatment in Israel as a cancer patient. “Where are you from?” a young girl being treated at Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem asked Abdullah Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from…



GUEST BLOG: ALY’S STORY

by Mark Addleman

Guest Blog: Aly’s Story- Chapter 3 I woke early this morning – on Purim – in my own bed, in my own apartment in Modiin – and pondered over the past year. Exactly one year ago today, Purim 5776, I had my first stay at Hadassah where I underwent a biopsy on my brain tumour.…



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