Saving the lives of children at risk in Mosul

by Mark Addleman

An article in the Jewish Chronicle describes how Sally Becker, a volunteer and past Trustee of Hadassah UK, is on a mission to save those most at risk from the battle for Mosul. She has created the only front-line paediatric unit in this war-torn area, and has teamed up with the Hadassah Medical Centre in…



The Hadassah Director General’s Report Letter

by Mark Addleman

Dear Friends, Every anniversary of the State of Israel is precious and emotional for all of us. The newborn State of Israel had many challenges, but it didn’t have to create a medical infrastructure. Hadassah had already done that. The doctors and nurses who fled from the Holocaust and reached Israel had been integrated into…



THE WORLD FIRST TWO-ROBOT REPAIR OF COMPLEX SPINAL BREAK

by Mark Addleman

Aaron Schwartz, age 42, was severely injured when a heavy wall of steel fell on him at work. Suffering six broken vertebrae and leg fractures in two places, Mr. Schwartz was brought to the new underground hybrid operating room in Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. “In the hybrid room are two…



Guest Blog: Nurse Libbie

by Mark Addleman

Chapter Four : The Weismark Miracle Kinneret Weismark was born with a big BANG! Her mother, Ilana Weismark, suffered an Amniotic Fluid Embolism – a rare (1 in 30,000 women), life threatening childbirth emergency during the hours of labour. Thanks to the wonderful team of doctors and nurses at the Hadassah Medical Centre, both Ilana…



Guest Blog- Hadassah Medical Clown -Nehama

by Mark Addleman

Nehama’s Story Chapter 2 One of the special things I feel about working in Hadassah Hospital is the gathering of people from all nations, ages and religions. For me,- helping two children, one who speaks only Arabic and the other with a kippah (skullcap -therefore a religious Jewish child), to connect and play with each…



The Young Gazan who fell in love with clowning.

by Mark Addleman

Adam Rasgon Jerusalem Post 20/03/17 Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from central Gaza, was inspired to work as a medical clown after first receiving treatment in Israel as a cancer patient. “Where are you from?” a young girl being treated at Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem asked Abdullah Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from…



GUEST BLOG: ALY’S STORY

by Mark Addleman

Guest Blog: Aly’s Story- Chapter 3 I woke early this morning – on Purim – in my own bed, in my own apartment in Modiin – and pondered over the past year. Exactly one year ago today, Purim 5776, I had my first stay at Hadassah where I underwent a biopsy on my brain tumour.…



Guest Blog- Hadassah Medical Clown -Nehama

by Mark Addleman

Chapter One: Hadassah Medical Clown “opening her heart” surgery My name is Nehama Perel and I work at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem as a medical clown. When it was first suggested that I take a medical clown course I immediately said “no way”. I couldn’t imagine myself standing beside a crying, scared kid in a…



Hadassah Perform Israel’s First Spina Bifida Foetal Surgery

by Mark Addleman

  Hadassah’s Foetal Medicine Specialist is one of only three doctors worldwide using new Spina Bifida in-utero surgery technique. History was made at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on Thursday, February 9 when a team of Israeli surgeons successfully operated on a 5-month-old foetus using a new procedure that only three doctors in the…



Guest Blog: Nurse Libbie

by Mark Addleman

Chapter Three:  For you have returned my life to me *    Every morning when I awake, I put my two feet on the ground and gratefully thank the almighty for returning my soul to me. This is the start for each and every day. Having been through a life threatening disease has taught me to…



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