THE Gandel Rehabilitation Center Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus was inaugurated at an event attended by dignitaries from Israel, Australia and the United States, including Australian Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths. Also present were John and Pauline Gandel and his daughter Lisa Turin.
Jerusalem has the largest elderly and poorest population in Israel and is in dire need of rehabilitation facilities. “Currently, there are only 38 rehabilitation beds for him to accommodate his more than 1.2 million inhabitants in the Greater Jerusalem area,” said Dr. Tamar Elram, who heads Hadassah Mount Scopus.
The center offers 132 inpatient beds and state-of-the-art rehabilitation and research facilities including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy departments, advanced robotics, technology incubators, laboratories, clinics and outpatient areas. increase.
The center is built with government support from the State of Israel and existing international philanthropic efforts, in addition to generous donations from the Gandel family and the Gandel Foundation.
Addressing those gathered at the event, John Gandel noted that the Australian Jewish community was one of Israel’s most loyal defenders, saying, “Australia has one of the best allies in the world. I am honored to have been involved.
“We are here to look at and celebrate the construction and development of a very important and much-needed medical infrastructure,” he said.
“We are confident that this center will benefit not only the people of Jerusalem, but the country as a whole.”
Gandel Rehabilitation Center serves elderly, disease-related, accident, injury and stroke victims, IDF soldiers, civilian victims of terrorist attacks, and COVID patients in need of rehabilitation support.
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