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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 20:05

Since its foundation in 1951, The Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem has been a pioneer in humanitarian social and welfare services to the needy and poor categories of the Jerusalem society and neighborhood areas.

Its major concern was the establishment of maternity hospital to give medical care to women and new born infants and children.

Since 1953 the tremendous success of its services necessitated the transfer of the hospital to its new location health at Mount of Olives to introduce wider medical health services to thousands of women and infants from Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.

The hospital is composed of 30 beds, serving 3300 delivers and about 600-700 operations per year.

The high professional standard of its medical services has been officially recognized and a accredited by The ROYAL College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists for four years residency program in obstetrics and Gynecology.

The hospital became a training center for medical students from Al-Quds University.

Two medical clinics:

- Inside the walls of the old city at Aqbet El Khalediya, serving inhabitants with the city walls.

-And its clinics at Bab El zahira area, serving inhabitants outside the city walls has been officially recognized as two very high professional medical clinics.

Since the beginning of the intifada (the Palestinians uprising) The Red Crescent Society extended its social assistants to the families and children of the prisoners of the intifada funding their social educational and other needs.

The hospital management pardons the debts of many special cases of delivery fees   the hospital has got the ISO 9001/2000 Quality certification in 2006 due to the high level of health quality services offered.