About the Hospital
Laniado Hospital, founded in 1974, is the only hospital in Netanya, northern Israel, serving the largest catchment area in the Sharon region. It serves a burgeoning population of more than 500,000 people from the surrounding areas where there is no easy access to medical care.
Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel
Functioning not just as a Community Healthcare Facility, Laniado Hospital also operates a full-scale Medical Campus that includes a Nursing School and two Geriatric-Care Centres, diligently maintaining the highest standards of medical practice. The only hospital in Israel with a no-strike policy, Laniado Hospital turns away no one in need of care, regardless of ability to pay, religious affiliation or ethnic group. For these reasons, and because of the real sense of tolerance and coexistence that it has brought to the region of Netanya, it is a unique and very special place.
Laniado is a non-profit hospital that runs an annual budget of £70 million. It receives no government funding for development, new equipment or research and depends on the generosity of benefactors to meet these needs. That is why the UK Friends of Laniado was established – to ensure that a global collective would join the efforts of this precious hospital that does so much to heal people, mend spirits and build bridges.
Laniado was founded by Rabbi Yekutiel Halberstam z’tl knows as The Klausenberger Rebbe. He survived Auschwitz and resolved to dedicate his life to building a hospital that would honour human beings, whatever their race, whatever their faith. It took him almost thirty years to raise the necessary funds and to prove that there is no depth from which the human spirit cannot rise to make a positive difference.
"Every effort shall be made to relieve the suffering of all patients to improve their mental outlook and elevate their spirits"
Excerpt from the Founding Principles by the Klausenberger Rebbe ztz’l