IT’S OFFICIAL – Gaza Hospital receives its official opening!

08-Jun-2016

After years of negotiations and extremely hard work we finally opened our doors to our first patients this week!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce our new Gaza Hospital to be OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

The Governor of Gaza, Abed Al-Efranji; a representative of Saab 
Erekat, Amal Ahmad; our Chairman, Nicholas Woolf; Gaza Hospital Manager, Walid Shaqura; and local Gazan boy Mohamed were our official ribbon cutters for the Opening Ceremony.

Our CEO, Tom Ogilvie-Graham; trustee and former Mayor of Gaza, Maged Abu Ramadan; Mukhtar Abu Salman Almghany; other members of our Senior Management Team, and former chief surgeon and Guild Member, Denise Magauran were also all present to mark this momentous moment in St John history.

Walking the red carpet

Our Official Ceremony representatives walk the red carpet. From right to left: a body guard, Mukhtar Abu Salman Almghany, trustee and former Mayor of Gaza, Maged Abu Ramadan, our Chairman, Mr Nicholas Woolf and the Governor of Gaza, Abed Al-Efranji

new facade

Our new Gaza Hospital Facade

artists impression

An artist's impression of how the Gaza hospital was to look - we think it turned out pretty similar!

Ribbon cutting

The official ribbon cutting (L-R: Nicholas Woolf, Abed Al-Efranji, Amal Ahmad, local Gazan child, Mohamed, and Walid Shaqura

The official opening ceremony

The official opening ceremony!

A beautiful painting donated to the new Gaza Hospital by Governor of Gaza, Abed Al-Efranji.

A beautiful painting donated to the new Gaza Hospital by Governor of Gaza, Abed Al-Efranji.

New hospital reception
The Gaza Hospital seeing its first patients

surgical equipment

The new state of the art surgical rooms and equipment (which has now been unwrapped!)

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