An- Najah Hospital
The An-Najah National University Hospital was established in 2013 in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at An-Najah National University. The Hospital is considered one of Palestine’s leading institutions in the field of health care. Since the establishment of An-Najah’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1999, the University has achieved numerous accomplishments in terms of medical care and health sciences, most recent of which is establishing An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus.
The Hospital is a non-profit medical institution and the only teaching hospital in Palestine, and the only teaching hospital in Palestine that provides clinical education and training to future and current health professionals.
Nablus, as the second largest Palestinian city in the West Bank, with more than 340,000 residents, it is the main hub for medical services for more than one million people. With only 24 public hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the number of clinical beds for the entire Palestinian population is one bed per 1,000 inhabitants! This disparity pushed An-Najah’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to build the first university hospital in Palestine which started in 2008.
With 120 beds in an area of 17,000 m2, the Hospital includes a well-equipped intensive care unit, an emergency room, a dialysis unit, a radiology department (X-ray and ultrasound) and a CT scan. The Hospital offers different services for complex medical conditions which require cardiac care and eye surgery, including cornea transplant and artificial cornea transplant. The Hospital provides advanced liver surgery, general surgery and orthopaedics. The Hospital also provides healthcare services for children including advanced spinal surgery, pediatric cancer and childhood diseases.
The Hospital is currently the only provider of medical services in terms of advanced electrophysiology, complex open heart surgery and bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia for both adults and children. Also, the Hospital receives patients from all parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Recently established, the Hospital grew and expanded rapidly becoming a scientific medical destination for many Palestinian consultants, specialists, experts and nurses and attracting large numbers of students from around the world.
It is worth mentioning that An-Najah National University Hospital has two branches. The first branch is at Al-Ittihad Hospital in Nablus, which is a medical oncology unit with 28 clinical beds for both children and adults. The second branch is in Attil town, Tulkarm, which was established in 2019.