Help us to support the Paediatrics Open Heart Surgery Department at Al Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem.
The hospital initially began with 4 beds, and has now expanded to become a 16-bed department that includes CCU and ICU. The department is the main referral center serving Palestinian paediatrics from Gaza and the West Bank.
The need for continuous paediatric specialization and open-heart surgeries for children from Gaza especially is something that we have identified as a priority.
The Paediatrics open heart surgery department has performed over 2000 operations in the last 5 years. The occupancy rate is 100%-120%. and the average stay of patients is 5-10 days.
Currently, the paediatrics Open Heart Surgery Department provides services in the following areas:
- Paediatric open heart surgery for 45-50 patients per month.
- Intensive care for sick children, and children with congenital heart defects and cardiac disease.
- Diagnostic services and treatment for sick children.
- Provision of Echocardiogram services.
- Outpatients treatment.