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 CENTRE 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 is now fully functional and includes an isolation unit to treat victims of dangerous viruses or chemical weapons. Rambam is now a fully functioning medical campus with a children’s hospital, an Oncology Centre, Cardiovascular Hospital and a Biomedical Discovery Tower.
The British Friends raise funds for every aspect of the hospital, and commemorations, plaques etc. can all be arranged. All donations of any size are appreciated and acknowledged.
12 Queens Road
Camp Simcha exists to improve the quality of life of children suffering from serious and 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 helpers to look after our patients who, sometimes, have little or no family support around them. Our approach is informal and we aim to respond promptly to requests for help.
Some clients cannot afford to pay in full towards the cost of our subsidised services. 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
Jewish Blind & Disabled is celebrating 50 years as the only charity dedicated to enabling people from the age of eighteen upwards, who have physical disabilities or impaired vision, to live independently with the dignity and choice that are so easy to take for granted.
One in five people in the UK faces a diagnosis of disability, and someone goes blind every hour. So Jewish Blind & Disabled is currently planning for the next 50 years of restoring the independence and hope for the future of people in this position, through their specially designed developments of state-of-the-art mobility apartments with resident house managers who are on site and on call round the clock, seven days a week.
As an independent charity that does not receive any government funding, Jewish Blind & Disabled is very grateful for your support.
Harmony Way, Victoria Road
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
Save A Child’s Heart is an lsraeli based international humanitarian charity providing life-saving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or financial status. To date we have carried out over 4500 life-saving surgeries on children from 54 countries at no cost to the patients, half of the children are from the PA, lraq, Syria and Afghanistan. We also train medical personnel from developing countries in all facets of paediatric cardiac care – some 117 surgeons and clinicians to date.
Our current project is the construction of the lnternational Paediatric Centre in Holon,
lsrael which, when finished, will allow us to double the surgeries and doctors in training.
Mending Hearts – Building Bridges
Combining 116 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
UK Friends of Mayanei Hayeshua (now known as British Friends of)
020 8953 6474
UK Friends of Schneider Children’s Hospital
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.
Suppose you are a parent whose child has been diagnosed with cancer and your whole world has come to an end. Suppose you are a boy or girl, suddenly in pain and discomfort, being examined and prodded by doctors, living in hospital away from your family and friends. Now relax because there is a loving, caring organization that can bring hope out of despair. The therapeutic effect of all that Zichron Menachem does, including its Jerusalem Day Centre and camps in the UK and Holland has to be seen to be believed. ZM services are available to all Israeli families.
We cannot take the sickness away from the child but Zichron Menachem takes the child away from the sickness.