The Elder Care and Palliative Medicine Institute
There is an urgent need for elder care and palliative medicine in Palestine and Israel. In 2013, Augusta Victoria Hospital moved closer to its goal of building a 144-bed facility for elder care and palliative care that would focus largely on the alleviation of symptoms of serious illnesses and their side effects. This facility, to be located to the east of AVH, will help both patients and their families cope with the difficulties of their circumstances.
In 2013, AVH/LWF received a construction line for the project and secured many of the governmental permissions necessary for the granting of a building license. Construction of the institute could begin as early as the fall of 2017. Fundraising for the project is focused on governments and governmental agencies.