The Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel will be accepting patients with serious and life-threating medical conditions from Cyprus in an attempt to relieve hospitals under strain from Covid-19, it was announced on Thursday.
“Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalised patients in Cyprus, the Hadassah University Hospital will be accepting cases of Cypriot patients,” the hospital said in a statement on Thursday.
Coronavirus cases will not be accepted and patients travelling from Cyprus will need to obtain special permission from the Israeli health ministry as well as present a negative PCR test on arrival.
The statement also added that the hospital will continue offering online consultations to patients in Cyprus, through teleconferencing.
Only a week ago, news emerged that the medical organisation running the hospital, Hadassah Medical Ltd, is in advanced talks with Cypriot company HC Management of Medical Centre PLC (MMC) for the creation and operation of a new state-of-the-art medical and hospital complex in Nicosia and Limassol.
Hadassah is reportedly planning to invest over €150m in the entire project for a hospital in the capital and a rehabilitation centre in Limassol, which are expected to open their doors respectively in 2024 and 2021.
The hospital will occupy an area of 23,000 square metres in the larger Nicosia area and will provide top quality medical services in a wide range of fields, some of whom are not currently offered in Cyprus
The whole project is expected to create over 1,500 jobs in Cyprus.