St John Eye Hospital Group

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47% of the population of the occupied Palestinian territory lives below the poverty line, leaving many requiring medical advice/treatment that they have no means to obtain. Our Patient Relief Fund ensures that that we are able to treat all who come to us regardless or their ability to pay

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080185)

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    Categories

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

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Situation

Access to healthcare in the oPt is limited. Many are unable to move freely and the rate of blindness is ten times higher than in developed countries. 30% of the population is under the age of ten and the incidence of conditions affecting children – squint, infantile glaucoma and trauma – is high. In adults, cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are the main blinding conditions. At 12 to 15% of the population, diabetes is a medical and social scourge. Retinopathy affects up to 80% of al

Solution

In Jerusalem, we employ an experienced Social Worker who assesses the financial status of each patient claiming financial hardship, and exempts only those with genuine problems from having to pay. In 2010, some 15,000 needy patients who attended our Hospitals and Clinics benefitted from subsidies towards their medical care. They were thus able to escape the vicious circle of lack and ill health and increase their chances of becoming fully functioning members of the workforce once more.