St John Eye Hospital has a large outpatients department, specialist eye units, operating theaters and 24-hour eye emergency services. There are also hospitals in Gaza and Hebron, clinics in Anabta and Kufor Aqab and mobile outreach vans.
The Hospital is internationally recognized as operating to the highest standards. St John Eye Hospital is the first Palestinian hospital to be awarded the three-year Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation and was awarded reaccreditation in 2022. JCI is a U.S.-based organization that has established patient safety and quality service standards for health facilities worldwide.
At a weekly pediatric clinic, six-year-old Luma’s severe squint was diagnosed early enough to avoid surgery
"There is nowhere else in Palestine with St John’s level of training. I would not trust anyone other than St John with my daughter’s eyes.”
Born prematurely, baby Bilal’s eyes were badly underdeveloped.
“We know the doctors there will do all they can to save our son’s sight.”
Nurse Alice is one of our 2015 ophthalmic nurse graduates from the Sir Stephen Miller School of Nursing.
“The best thing about St John is the teamwork in the Hospital. Other hospitals do not treat their colleagues in the same way — here it’s like one big family!”
Nurse Ahmed is one of our amazing nursing students.
"I knew that St John Eye Hospital was the only place which could help me to be a certified ophthalmic nurse."
Omar was treated for a weak retinal vein that could have left him with permanent blindness.
Omar’s doctor called him a “hero” for undergoing five laser treatments and six injections in six months at the young age of 10.
Saja received treatment for ptosis, or ‘dropped eyelid,’ which she had since birth.
“Three months post operation my daughter is like a different person! … She can interact with the other children and now she feels just like them.”