Caritas Baby Hospital

Missionary Hospital | Bethlehem, Palestinian territories

Hospital description

The Caritas Baby Hospital was founded in 1952 by Father Schnydrig from Switzerland. Confronted with the suffering of the children and the bereaved parents he rented a two room flat and fitted it out with 14 beds. Today, it is still the only hospital specialized in infants in the Palestinian territories. Every year over 3,000 children receive qualified medical help in the inpatient clinic. The Pediatric inpatient section contains three wards (wards A and B, a neonatal section, and the intensive care unit for neonatal and pediatric patients) with almost 5000 patients admitted pro year.

There is also an outpatient clinic, open 24/7 for general medicine and internal medicine with subspecialities in: Audiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Pulmonary, Ancillary services, Laboratory, Day Care, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Radiology and Social Work. Every year, more than 30 000 patients are treated.

Since 1970 nurses are trained there.


Hospital type Missionary Hospital
Local language
Funding Status NGO/Charity


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