Veronica Ferres – International ambassador for HADASSAH
Veronica Ferres campaigns worldwide as “Hadassah International Ambassador” for the mission, a to create through healing, teaching, and research a peaceful coexistence of cultures and religions in the Middle East. Veronica Ferres accepts first Hadassah project patron of the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital in Jerusalem Hadassah in Ein Kerem, which urgently needs to be renovated and expanded.In Jerusalem’s largest children’s hospital, a clinic of the University Hospital Hadassah in Ein Kerem, small patients are treated with serious illnesses at the highest medical level. It is a place of healing, reconciliation and understanding between peoples lived, because here in addition to Israeli Arab children also come from the northern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the neighboring towns and villages and from the Palestinian territory. Even on the part of physicians working Israelis and Palestinians holding hands. At this unique place medicine is the key to peace. Veronica Ferres is one of the international conveyance of the Children’s Hospital and accepts as Hadassah International Ambassador not only in Germany an important role to support the pediatric intensive care unit, it works in tandem with the international Hadassah friends circles and other celebrities, the Hadassah Medical Center to help the world to promote.

Background: The Hadassah Medical Center
For nearly a century, the Hadassah Medical Center with its two hospitals in Jerusalem innovative and compassionate health care for all people, regardless of religion or ethnicity. Internationally recognized for his outstanding contribution in healing, teaching, research, and as a model for future peace in the Middle East, this scale-positing was nominated medical center for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Treated at Hadassah annually five thousand of health workers nearly one million people.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Built in 1981 in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center, the Pediatric ICU critically ill patients with modern and innovative care that enables them to complex surgical procedures, life-threatening trauma, severe childhood diseases, and other serious conditions to survive. Hadassah’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the main facility for intensive care for children in Jerusalem and supplied the entire Greater Jerusalem – more than one million people.

Hadassah as a bridge to peace
Hadassah’s PICU team, champions of importance equip Palestinian health personnel with expertise to supply their own population, forms of Palestinian doctors and nurses / inside in advanced pediatric care. Among patients are Palestinian children who have no access to these complex medical care otherwise. By working with Palestinian doctors Hadassah forms a bridge to peace through medicine.

Current situation
Hadassah’s PICU treated today with its eight inpatient beds 450-500 patients per year. Whether pediatric oncology, trauma, neurology, repairing a variety of congenital defects, the heart, brain, or gastrointestinal tract affect, Hadassah’s PICU is decisive for allowing the babies and children live a long and healthy life. Each week leads Hadassah by around five open-heart surgery for children, which are then placed in the intensive care unit. Hadassah, which houses the largest pediatric hematology-oncology department in Jerusalem, is the only center in the city that bone marrow transplants carried out in children.

Hadassah International and the German friends of the Hadassah Medical Center is a network of dedicated employees and numerous volunteers, the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem by the various offices in Germany, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Panama, Australia and Israel support from. There are groups of friends who support through their volunteer work also the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in about 20 other countries.To advertise friends and supporters organized the Hadassah Medical Center through its global units regularly high-profile events such as concerts, gala dinners, art auctions or private viewings. The mission is to promote public relations and to raise funds to cover special needs and to support a variety of projects in the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.