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30 May

Hadassah’s Gandel Rehabilitation Centre Plays an Important Role in the Recovery of the War Wounded

The nurses at Hadassah’s Gandel Rehabilitation Centre play an important role in the recovery of the wounded soldiers by providing round-the-clock medical care and emotional support.   The role of nurses in rehabilitation is a key factor in helping patients after they have experienced traumatic events such as crises, accidents, or injuries. After the acute […]

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19 Dec

The War has caught Israeli Hospitals Unprepared to Handle the High Number of Wounded

Since October 7, more than 10,580 Israelis have been wounded in the war with Hamas in Gaza, attacks along the Lebanon border, and terrorist attacks in the West Bank, according to the Health Ministry. The latest figures provided by the Defense Ministry indicate that 6,125 of the wounded are IDF soldiers and members of the […]

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14 Dec

A Student Nurse’s Perspective From Inside Hadassah Hospital

Tamar Ellis was born in Israel but grew up in Halifax, Canada. After school, she came to Israel and completed her national service in a delivery room in Jerusalem. She received a degree in kinesiology from Dalhousie University and worked for three years in mental health before making Aliyah in 2019. Tamar is currently in […]

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27 Oct

Hadassah and Drug Giant Merck Launch MRNA Iniative To Fight Cancer

Pharmaceutical company Merck and Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem launched CanceRNA, which aims to use messenger-RNA technology to treat cancer   Regine Shevach, the head of Merck’s Innovative Technologies Enablement Centre in Israel, has always believed in collaborations.   “In the past, projects usually happened within the same industry,” she said. “Today, however, things have […]

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23 May

Hadassah Medical Mission Saves Ukrainian Mum and Baby

The Hadassah Hospital delegation sent to the Ukraine-Poland border saved the life of a mother giving birth under severe health conditions, coupled with the stress of pregnancy in a war zone, according to the hospital. Against the ongoing backdrop of a nearby barrage of explosions, clinic doctors diagnosed the Ukrainian pregnant woman under stress with […]

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31 Mar

The New Helmsley Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Hadassah

This year Hadassah UK is supporting the Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, which is the only effective therapy for many immune system disorders and blood cancers requiring stem cell transplants. Many of these diseases are hereditary and occur more frequently in Israel due to the high rate of consanguineous marriage (between […]

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14 Oct

Battling Cancer at Hadassah

Hadassah’s 44-year-old Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah’s Ein Kerem campus has set the benchmark for preventing, treating and researching cancer in Israel. “Its legacy of cancer care is very strong,” affirmed the Sharett Institute’s new director, Dr. Aron Popovtzer. “We’ve seen a 30 percent increase in patients this past year alone,” said Dr. Popovtzer, […]

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31 Aug

Hadassah UK New Nursery at Mount Scopus – Rosh Hashanah Appeal

When Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus campus reopened in 1976, it was considered the most spacious and developed hospital in Jerusalem and was built to accommodate 250 births each month. Now this has almost doubled and, with nearly 500 babies born every month, is expected to rise significantly in time as Jerusalem continues to grow. With […]

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22 Jul

ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS POSSIBLE LOCKDOWN AS NUMBER OF SERIOUS COVID-19 CASES MOUNT

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz tells Army Radio that another lockdown is a “possibility.” As number of serious cases continues to rise, Hadassah Medical Centre reopens COVID unit. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened a meeting on Sunday devoted to more stringent enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in light of a spike in the number of new cases […]

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15 Jul

COVID-19: HAS ISRAEL DONE ENOUGH TO HALT A DELTA VARIANT OUTBREAK?

Are the minimal restrictions passed by the coronavirus cabinet to stop the spread of the Delta variant outbreak risky or responsible? Health officials seem divided. “These are good decisions and the right way to deal with the current situation,” said Prof. Dror Mevorach, a senior physician from Hadassah-University Medical Centre. “I believe we should have […]

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