GRACE HOSPITAL, SYRIA
We have planning permission to build a 9,000 square meter hospital in Syria. It will provide a high level of general and specialist medical services, and it is our vision to design and build a not for profit hospital that is equipped with the best ICU in the country.
We are planning for a teaching hospital, equipped and staffed to a standard that we can train doctors and nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to provide the highest level of critical care services in Syria. As an estimated 2 out of 3 healthcare professionals have fled Syria, the medical profession lacks specialist experience to teach and equip the next generation of medics.
Specialists are needed in Syria and our efforts will be focused on training the new generation of doctors and nurses while they are studying in addition to developing the skills of the medical professionals who have chosen to stay and serve their people during this crisis. These professionals need hospitals with good resources and equipment that can offer them a career and a future. Most importantly, a reason to stay and be part of the solution to the crisis in Syria.
The ordinary people in Syria also need hope that they can access medical care in their darkest and most vulnerable moments, when other hospitals in the area close their doors to the poorest and most desperate.
Our land in a safe zone on the outskirts of a city which has seen a great deal of conflict, but this pocket has remained untouched. This general area is the calmest it has been since the start of the conflict and it is ideally situated in Syria to be accessible to people from other areas of the country who need critical care.
It will serve an area where an estimated 1.8 million people are struggling to gain access to reliable medical services. A third of the hospitals in the governorate have been destroyed or damaged and are out of service. Most of those remaining are largely dysfunctional, only able to provide basic services and few have the specialist doctors needed in every hospital. Many lack vital equipment.
As things currently stand, people in Syria need specialist care. The people who can afford to are seeking this in neighbouring countries as they cannot trust or rely on the care available inside Syria now. But this option is only available to a very select few. Too many people are dying as they cannot gain the treatment they need.
Could you help us raise one SQUARE METRE to help design build this hospital? The approximate cost is £2,000 for one square meter. Whether raising through organising events, through your church, school, workplace or simply donating, every square meter will be helping save lives. Please use the reference GRACE for any donations.