Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) is now the second-largest hospital in East Jerusalem. A paediatric oncology ward for Palestinian children opened in 2005 and has increased the number of substansive departments at the hospital to nine. The main intake is patients who are refugees or in social need, a demographic that the hospital has supported since its original inception in 1910. The hospital is committed to serve its patients and community by providing much needed health and humanitarian services. The hospital provides employment for over 200 local staff and hosts an undergraduate training programme for medical students studying at Al-Quds Medical School.
The AVH has been a project of the Lutheran World Federation since 1950, and as such it can rightly be described as a mission hospital. Its mandate is to provide services for Palestinian Refugees in cooperation with UNRWA, the United Nations agency that has been responsible for the refugee-programmes in the region since 1948. Today, the hospital continues to develop services for the Palestinian community, mostly on a charitable basis.
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||Hebrew, English|
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