An- Najah Hospital
An-Najah National University Hospital aims at providing healthcare services that is commensurate to international standards as well as remedy endemic problems within the Palestinian medical system.
An-Najah National University is Palestine’s leading academic institution in medicine and health care. Since the inception of its Faculty of Medicine in 1999, the university has made tremendous achievements in the promotion of medical science and care for Palestinians—the latest of these achievements being the An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus.
Nablus has a population of more than 340,000 and is the second-largest city in the West Bank. The city is central to all northern villages, making it a natural hub for medical services to over 1,000,000 inhabitants. With only 24 government hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza, the ratio between hospital beds and the total population is 1 to 1,000. Recognizing this huge disparity, An-Najah’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences began construction of NNUH jointly with the Ministry of Health in 2008, establishing Palestine’s first university hospital.
Today, although construction continues, the hospital’s main facility is operational and currently treating patients. With 120 beds and a total area of 17,000 square meters, the facility hosts a fully running intensive care unit (ICU), emergency room, dialysis treatment, X-ray, ultrasound, and computerized tomography (CT) scan—making the hospital the most advanced provider of medical services in Palestine.
The Mission of the hospital:
- Improving the quality and efficiency of public health services.
- Attracting skilled Palestinian medical specialists.
- Encouraging scientific research.
- And, reducing the need for costly patient referrals to hospitals outside of Palestine.
By establishing a modern facility to host qualified experts, services, and the latest technologies in medicine, NNUH aims to attract expert health service providers at home and abroad to train specialists locally in Palestine. This will be accomplished through the cooperation with institutions for exchanges at the local, regional, and international level. This will strengthen the Northern city of Nablus as a transformative hub in the West Bank, reducing patient transfer to other countries and promoting self-sufficiency in Palestine.