A Landmark of Hope and Healing
Adjacent to the historic Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, this magnificent eight-story, 26,000 square-metre facility symbolises hope, recovery, and an improved quality of life for thousands across Israel. Initially focusing on war-wounded patients, the Gandel Rehabilitation Center is set to expand its services to a wide range of individuals in need, including terror victims, injured soldiers, stroke victims, and those suffering from trauma, disease, or accidents.
Thanks to the transformative gift by the Gandel Foundation and the Gandel family, along with the support of Hadassah donors worldwide and the Government of Israel, this project is now a reality. However, continuous support is vital to fully operationalise and extend the centre’s services to the broader community.
Jerusalem's Urgent Need
Jerusalem's large population and its status as the poorest city in Israel highlight the critical need for local rehabilitation services. The Gandel Rehabilitation Center addresses this gap, providing care to a wide demographic, including IDF soldiers, civilian casualties of terrorist attacks, the elderly and those recovering from various medical conditions.
Innovative and Comprehensive Care
Upon completion, The Gandel Rehabilitation Center will offer 140 beds across four inpatient units and an outpatient clinic serving 250 patients daily. Its state-of-the-art facilities include physical and occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation, a PTSD centre, and specialised care for neurological problems. Unique features like walking labs and a therapeutic swimming pool with a modular floor underscore its commitment to cutting-edge treatment.
Your Role in This Historic Venture
The opening of the Gandel Rehabilitation Center is a testament to the power of community and partnership. As it continues to expand and enhance services, we invite you to be part of this extraordinary journey. Your contribution can significantly impact the lives of those in need, reinforcing Hadassah's 112-year commitment to the State of Israel.
The Jewish community in Australia has always been a significant supporter of Israel, but this is truly a remarkable and transformative contribution. Through their immense generosity, leadership, and visionary gift, John and Pauline Gandel and their family, are providing a 21st-century realisation of the spirit and values of Henrietta Szold, the Founder of the Hadassah movement and of her famous words: 'Dream, and when you dream – dream big.'"
President, Hadassah Australia
Join Us in Changing Lives
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