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Though it had been used as a healthcare facility earlier, the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) was established as a hospital after the war of 1948. For the first two years it was under the management of the International Committee of the Red Cross, then under the ownership and management of LWF.
Since its establishment, AVH has served the medical needs of Palestinian refugees through a contract with UNRWA that continues to this day.
AVH serves all in need, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, or ability to pay. The majority of patients seen at the hospital are referrals from the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA.
AVH provides many specialized services that are not easily accessible or that are unavailable in other hospitals in the occupied Palestinian Territories. These specialties include ear, nose and throat surgery; adult and pediatric nephrology; radiation oncology; allergy and immunology; pediatric neurology; and certain gastrointestinal procedures.
The Cancer Care Center at AVH is the first facility in the occupied Palestinian Territories to offer Radiation Oncology, and the only Radiation Oncology facility operating in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. No other medical facility in the occupied Palestinian Territories offers pediatric dialysis.
Much of the treatment provided by the hospital is charity care. This is possible only through the donations and support of churches, organizations, and individuals.
- General surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Urology surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Thoracic and vascular surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Department
- General ENT Surgery
- Microsurgery of the Ear
- Nose Surgery
- Reconstructive surgery of the nose head and neck
Internal Medicine Department
- General Internal Medicine
- Adult Nephrology & Dialysis unit
- Medical Oncology
- Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
- High Dependency Unit
- Sub-acute / Long term care unit
- Social Work
- Physical Therapy
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Neurology & Electro-Encephalogram Laboratory
- Pediatric Intensive Care (in process)
Outpatient and Emergency Department
- Specialty Clinics
- Lung function Laboratory
- Audiometer Laboratory
Medical Laboratory Department
Medical Education Program