Our vision and mission Hadassah Australia exists to connect the Australian community to innovative research, treatment and healing at Hadassah Hospital to promote a world of better health and humanity. Vision Hadassah Australia supports Hadassah Hospital (Hadassah Medical Organisation) Jerusalem by creating partnerships between Hadassah Hospital and communities in Australia and Israel. Mission Statement Hadassah Australia supports Hadassah Hospital (Hadassah Medical Organisation) Jerusalem to; Provide world class health care Promote excellence in research Promote excellence in teaching Be a bridge to peace through health Promote commitment to community and worldwide medical outreach Achievements We created HAMRC, the Hadassah Australia Medical Research & Collaborations Foundation, wishing to dramatically enhance medical and research collaborations between Hadassah Hospital and Australia. We are working with renowned Australian institutions including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Garvan, the Florey, the Alfred Hospital and more, to build significant partnerships that will enrich both Hadassah Hospital and Australia’s centres of excellence. We support the amazing work of Hadassah’s highly trained Medical Clowns (Dream Doctors) whose contribution helps create a stress-free atmosphere and more efficient procedures for patients and staff alike. We funded the establishment of the Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Center, which provides vital support to the many psychologically-challenged children in Jerusalem. We partnered with the JNF to build Israel’s first Therapeutic Garden on the slopes of Hadassah’s beautiful Mt Scopus campus. We initiated the Goshen Project, an Australian-inspired paediatric community health program that draws on Australian experience for the treatment of chronic illnesses as well as developmental and behavioural problems among children throughout Israel. We established a remarkable program at Hadassah dedicated to raising funds for the treatment of critically-ill Palestinian children from the West Bank and Gaza and for the training at Hadassah of Palestinian doctors, nurses and therapists to enable them to build health capacity for their own communities.