“When a lady presented with stroke symptoms at our hospital, rather than transferring her to a hospital outside Nazareth, for the first time we were able to give her the life-saving treatment she needed.”
Dr Fahed Hakim, Medical Director.
If you suffer a stroke, you need to be diagnosed immediately and treated in the best possible way. Without this, permanent paralysis or even death could be the outcome. When every second counts, quick and local access to expert care really makes a difference to a person’s quality of life after suffering a stroke.
We already have a team of amazing doctors and nurses who know how to deliver this life-saving care. We have recently received agreement from the Israeli Ministry of Health to carry out specialist stroke procedures. However, the vital piece of equipment we now need is a brand-new state-of-the-art CT scanner. This scanner saves lives as it is crucial for accurate diagnosis of the type of stroke suffered, but it comes at a cost of $600,000 (£450,000). Without it, Nazareth’s stroke victims cannot receive the immediate care they need, and usually have to be transferred outside of Nazareth losing the precious time that could save their life.
This Christmas, we are asking you to save lives by helping us make our vision for a new Stroke Department a reality.
Please partner with us in this vital project. Your donation will make a real difference to the lives of the people of Nazareth and the surrounding region.
With best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Richard Mayhew, Chief Executive.
PS: You can also support our fundraising for the Stroke Department by joining the Nazareth Challenge in March. Experience the Holy Land in a whole new way by walking or cycling whilst helping us save lives in Nazareth. Find out more here or call 0131 225 9957.