Over 1,600 inpatient admissions in 2018
Over 1,000 people attended Day Rehabilitation in 2018
Over 400 people attended MoveWell exercise classes in 2018
665 people attended a Wellbeing seminar in 2018
19 organisations have received a grant from the Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation
Over $750,000 has been granted to good causes since the Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation was established
Providing rehabilitation services, medical and palliative care to the local community – with consideration for Jewish culture, religious and dietary requirements – and staying true to their founders’ principles of dignity, compassion and outstanding quality care for all.
As Australia’s only Jewish hospital, Wolper specialises in rehabilitation, medical and palliative care. Its rehabilitation service for older people provides restorative care for patients with complex medical needs.
As the majority of the Hospital’s patients are not Jewish, Wolper takes the opportunity to highlight various aspects of Judaism through its palliative care practices, kosher food service, observance of chagim, special Shabbat dinners and more. Services extend outside of the Hospital with Day Rehabilitation, MoveWell exercise classes, private physiotherapy as well as Physio At Home.
Wolper also leads the way in the screening and genetic testing for nine genetic disorders including Cystic Fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia and Fanconi Anaemia. Additionally, Wolper has been pivotal in the continuing success of Gift of Life Australia – raising awareness for and recruiting much-needed donors for stem cell, bone marrow and cord blood transplants.
Wolper supports the health and wellbeing of the general community through its ‘Wellbeing’ series of health-related educational seminars, and through its support of other like-minded organisations. For example in March 2019 the Hospital donated a new emergency response vehicle to Hatzolah (increasing their fleet to three).
The Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation was established in 2014 with the aim of funding health and wellbeing initiatives that deliver clear benefits to the Jewish and general community. Grants have been offered to organisations such as the Hereditary Cancer Clinic for its online BRCA screening, Camp Sababa, COA, Holdsworth Community, Jewish House, Parkinson’s NSW, Shalom Gamarada, Multiple Sclerosis NSW, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and JewishCare (as a contribution to the Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy).
Wolper Jewish Hospital is an extremely proud JCA member organisation. Whilst it accepts bequests and donations, the Hospital Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring the Hospital’s financial sustainability so that it ideally neither requests nor accepts a financial allocation, preferring to leave JCA funds available for other community organisations.
Those directed for rehabilitation, medical or palliative care from the Jewish and broader community.
Wolper Jewish Hospital
Since opening its doors on its present site in 1961, Wolper Jewish Hospital has become one of Australia’s leading private hospitals providing high-quality care to all members of the Jewish and general communities, within the framework of the Jewish ethos.
Daniel Goulburn OAM
Support for programs of other JCA member organisations, including: Burger Centre
JewishCare: Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy, Camp Sababa