Our Mission

Our Mission

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group transforms lives by saving sight in the world’s most unique region facing decades of conflict resulting in the poorest people lacking the basic privileges of ordinary life.

We are the oldest and only charitable provider of expert eye care in the Middle East and have hospitals, clinics and outreach services in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem. For over 140 years we have been treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or the ability to pay.

Our flagship hospital in East Jerusalem handles many of the most complex eye cases, with patients referred from our hospitals and clinics across the West Bank and Gaza.

St John Eye Hospital has a large outpatients department, specialist eye units, operating theatres and 24-hour eye emergency services.

It is the first Palestinian hospital to be awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. JCI is a US-based organisation that sets rigorous global standards for patient safety and service quality in healthcare facilities worldwide.

With soaring poverty and unemployment rates in the region, it is essential that we continue to make our services available to all.

One day at St John Eye Hospital

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