Tag Paediatric

10 Aug

A World First in Israel at Hadassah

Hadassah doctors save miracle baby’s ovaries in ‘extremely rare’ procedure.   Tamar Levi was 35 weeks pregnant at her ultrasound appointment. However, a routine test turned into an emergency caesarean section with immediate surgery on the newborn baby girl. The ultrasound showed an abnormality in the abdominal cavity. After consulting with her gynaecologist Dr Marc […]


5 May

Everything You Need to Know About the Hepatitis Outbreak Among Children

Is the number of cases in Israel unusually high, what are the symptoms of the disease and is it linked to the coronavirus? Haaretz explains The Health Ministry said that it is looking into 12 cases of children hospitalised in recent months with severe hepatitis. The investigation had been recommended by the World Health Organisation […]


28 Apr


We’ve all seen pictures from the Polish refugee centres—halls filled end-to-end with mattresses, mothers trying to keep children of all ages occupied while nearly overwhelmed themselves with anxiety and uncertainty, older people grasping their possessions, overcome with being suddenly uprooted, some not for the first time. Into this confusion steps the staff of the Hadassah’s […]


14 Apr

Hadassah Heroes Blog: Medical Clown Dush provides comfort to Ukrainian refugees

‘’A one in a million chance’’ By David ‘Dush’ Barashi   Let me tell you a story of which the end is still unknown… While I was in a refugee camp at the Ukraine-Poland border, working with refugees who have powerful emotions, fears and occasionally heartfelt smiles.   I stopped for a moment at Hadassah […]


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 […]


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 […]


23 Mar

Hadassah Preliminary Covid-19 Study Shows Promising Results

Babies born to vaccinated mums have COVID-fighting antibodies A team at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem checked blood from the umbilical cords of 40 newborns whose mothers had been vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, and found that all had a strong supply of antibodies, suggesting they are born with immunity to coronavirus. ‘’In our study, we found immunoglobulin […]


27 Jan

Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past […]


24 Nov

Hadassah Remove Padlock From Child’s Stomach

Tommy, a 6-year-old from Jerusalem, was admitted to Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem last week by his father after accidently swallowing a padlock. “We arrived at the hospital with heavy hearts and very afraid” said Tommy’s father. Hospital staff attended to Tommy immediately, urgently needing to decide on the best treatment method. Dr Ze’ev Davidovics, a […]


5 Aug

Thanks to Hadassah Physicians, Toddler with Blocked Oesophagus now Enjoys Solid Food

Two-and-a-half-year-old Yanki Leib Shetland had never eaten a carrot or a potato chip. He was subsisting on baby formula, chocolate milk, and porridge. It was no wonder he was so small and underdeveloped. When his desperate parents brought Yanki to the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, he managed to surprise even the […]


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