St Luke’s Hospital

Mum and baby in St Luke's hospital
Where are they?: 

Nablus, West Bank

What do they do?: 

St Luke’s is a 60-bed general hospital, employing over 100 people, and it operates a mobile medical clinic in surrounding villages.

Who benefits?: 

It treats about 20,000 in- and out-patients and delivers 1500 babies a year.

Activities: 

The hospital offers medical services through its surgery, general medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology and neurosurgery departments. It also has an intensive care unit with a special section for babies and good aftercare services via its physiotherapy department.

The hospital also runs outreach programmes in partnership with Embrace, by operating a mobile medical clinic to reach isolated local villages. Residents of these villages have no permanent medical services and find it difficult to get to the main hospital in Nablus. The mobile clinic focuses on treating hypertension and diabetes in the elderly, and on maternal and postnatal health services.