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Healing Beyond the Battlefield: Rehabilitation and Resilience

Supporting acute rehabilitation and mental health recovery of Israel's war-wounded treated at Hadassah Hospital and Hadassah’s Gandel Rehabilitation Center.

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According to the Israel Health Ministry*, since October 7, 2023, more than 15,000 Israelis have been wounded in the war at the Gaza border and in the Gaza strip; along the Lebanese border, and in terrorist attacks in the West Bank and Israel.

Israel’s wounded, many grappling with severe physical injuries and the debilitating effects of mental trauma, require an unparalleled level of care.

Hadassah Hospital and Hadassah’s Gandel Rehabilitation Center are at the forefront of this vital mission. 

Hadassah has treated hundreds of wounded IDF soldiers and terror victims, providing emergency surgical interventions in the aftermath of the devastating attacks on October 7.

Your support: a beacon of hope

Your donation will help make a real difference in the lives of wounded soldiers and civilians undergoing treatment at Hadassah Hospital and Hadassah’s Gandel Rehabilitation Center.

Together, we can heal and rebuild lives, providing essential acute rehabilitation and mental health recovery services.


Surge in the need for rehabilitative care in Israel

Following the events of October 7, the demand for acute rehabilitative services has dramatically increased, impacting both civilians and military personnel alike.

The surge in the need for acute rehabilitation comes at a time when the country, and Jerusalem in particular, already had a low number of per-capita rehabilitation beds.

Hadassah’s response: Healing and Rehabilitating Israel’s Heroes
The increase in number of severely wounded in the current war has focused efforts to bring urgently needed rehabilitation facilities on-line as soon as possible.

Responding to the pressing need, in January 2024 the Hadassah Medical Organization brought forward the phased opening of its state-of-the-art, Gandel Rehabilitation Center at Mount Scopus.

The centre, which has been under construction for several years to fill the unmet needs for rehabilitation services in the Jerusalem area, is named after John and Pauline Gandel of Melbourne who head the Gandel Foundation.

The urgent completion of the remaining floors of the Gandel Rehabilitation Center is critical to accommodate 140 inpatients requiring acute rehabilitation simultaneously, and to serve hundreds of outpatients monthly. 

Hope through movement
When completed, the Gandel Rehabilitation Center will offer a host of special treatments along with physical and occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

There will be a PTSD centre and rehabilitation for neurological problems caused by brain, spinal cord, and nervous system injuries.

Your support is urgently needed

Your generosity today is crucial. It will not only aid in the physical and mental recovery of Israel’s heroes but will also stand as a beacon of hope and solidarity.

Every contribution, no matter the size, can help make a difference in the lives of those who have given so much.


*Based on February 1, 2024 data