Charities by Category: Health
Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research. It currently maintains 330 patient beds, with another 270 scheduled to come on line with the construction of a new medical pavilion. A Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department treats children ranging in age from three months to 21 years.
Herzog’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma treats children and adult victims of terror attacks, war and domestic violence.
The Hospital’s Clinical Center for Brain Research is internationally recognized for its work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and schizophrenia.
120 Regents Park Road
Rambam Medical Center in Haifa aspires to lead in all aspects of medical care on behalf of the two million population living in Northern Israel. Paediatrics is a speciality as is research to increase knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
An underground emergency hospital in case of terrorist attacks has now been inaugurated. The hospital is just by the port area in Haifa and near to chemical factories, and thus vulnerable to enemy action in times of war. Incubators for babies, ventilators, beds for the burns unit, infusion pumps, dialysis machines and monitors, and special chairs and equipment for the chemotherapy department are all needed.
Bequests are truly appreciated for all departments. Donations always acknowledged. Plaques and commemorations available.
12 Queens Road
Camp Simcha exists to improve the quality of life of children suffering from Cancer or other life threatening illnesses. Our mission is to ensure that no such child, anywhere in the UK, has to suffer without us.
We provide 24/7 support to families who have the heart ache of dealing with an ill child by providing a wide range of services designed to provide both practical and emotional support to parents.
We aim to improve the quality of life, not only of the child but of the whole family, parents, siblings and grandparents; everyone who must shoulder the burden. Our philosophy is that the most effective way to help a sick child is to improve things for the whole family.
Chai Cancer Care is the community’s cancer support organisation, providing a range of services including counselling for families, individuals and couples; complementary therapies; children, teenage and family services; home support services; group activities and support groups and the Medical Outpatient Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Service. Services are available to cancer patients and their families in the flagship North West London Centre, South London, Essex, Birmingham, Hackney, Southend, South Manchester, North Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.
President: Lord Young; Chairman: Louise Hager; Chief Executive: Lisa Steele.
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
(0)20 8211 1023
Friends of Rachashei Lev
(0)20 3400 2361
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
Adelaide House, London Bridge
The Charity raises funds for the Israel Cancer Association (ICA). The ICA plays a prominent national role in the fields of detection, research, treatment and education, supporting oncological institutes, nationwide screening, patient care and information services.
137 Brent Street
Friends of the Sick (Chevrat Bikkur Cholim) provides assistance to the sick and the frail in the Jewish Community. We believe no one should have to cope with illness or old age on their own. We send paid carers to look after our patients; some of them have little or no family support around them. Our approach is informal. We aim to respond promptly to requests for help. Many of our clients cannot afford the cost of our subsidised carers. Please help us make sure no one is turned away because of financial constraints.
(0)20 8371 6611
Jewish Blind & Disabled (JBD)
Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill East
One in five people in the UK suffers from physical disability or impaired vision with most facing this as a shocking and unexpected diagnosis that threatens to disrupt the rest of their life. Jewish Blind & Disabled is the only Jewish charity dedicated to enabling people in this position to maintain their vital independence both through our unique developments of state-of-the-art mobility apartments with 24/7 on site support and, for those we are unable to house, through our new free-to-use online resource providing tailor-made information on products and ideas that can enable people to do essential everyday tasks wherever they may live.
Only through the generosity of our supporters are we able to continue to develop and manage these vital facilities.
Harmony Way, off Victoria Way
Magen David Adom is Israel’s only ambulance and medical emergency service. For over 80 years Magen David Adom UK has raised funds for medical equipment, ambulances, bloodmobiles and stations to benefit ALL Israel’s citizens – Arabs, Christians, Druze and Jews. The organisation also collects and supplies 300,000 units of blood each year and is responsible for all Israel’s first aid and pre-hospital medical emergency training. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Magen David Adom works internationally to share its support and expertise with those in need around the world. Magen David Adom is a non-Governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends on the generosity of supporters like you to save more lives.
(0)20 8455 9579
Rishon Multiple Sclerosis Aid Group
Combining 115 years of compassionate care with advanced medicine, Shaare Zedek is known as much for the dedication and commitment of its medical teams as it is for its fourteen internationally acclaimed centres of medical excellence. Patients have nicknamed Shaare Zedek the ‘Hospital with a Heart’.
With close to 100 departments serving more than half a million patients annually, it is the fastest growing hospital in the region and continues to respond to the needs of Jerusalem’s uniquely diverse population. The hospital does not, however, receive any government funding for equipment or development.
Shaare Zedek’s friends in the UK play a crucial role in enabling the hospital to maintain and develop its ‘Innovative medicine in the heart of Jerusalem’
(0)15 1724 3260
Stapely Residential and Nursing Home
Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel is a paediatric tertiary care hospital, providing medical care from birth to age eighteen.
Since its inception in 1991, Schneider Children’s has made an indelible contribution to Israeli healthcare and is Israel’s leading children’s hospital in the fields of bone marrow and organ transplants; endocrinology and diabetes; oncology, and cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The Medical Center has the busiest emergency room in the country, and has pioneered advanced surgical, therapeutic and research protocols.
Schneider Children’s treats children in Israel and from neighbouring countries, serving as a ‘bridge to peace’ in the region.
Weizmann UK supports and raises awareness of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. It is one of the world’s highest ranking multidisciplinary scientific research institutes. Its dedicated scientists are working on over a thousand projects ranging from Alzheimer’s to astrophysics, from cancer to computer science, from nutrition to nanotechnology. They are following their curiosity to make discoveries that aim to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Our role at Weizmann UK is to fundraise to support the Institute’s invaluable work and communicate its scientific breakthroughs. We promote collaboration between the Institute and UK Universities and we encourage sixth-form students to take part in the Institute’s educational programmes. We host events to fundraise for and show-case the extraordinary work of the Weizmann Institute.