Jerusalem Intensive Care Unit
Located in the new high-dependency wing, the unit will provide professional round-the-clock intensive care to seriously ill children within their home, precluding the necessity to hospitalize them.
The intensive care unit will be staffed and equipped to care for 4 children at once. It also includes private sickrooms for children with infectious diseases.
In Israel today, over 200 children with complex medical conditions require advanced nursing care in a hospital setting, where there are limited opportunities for rehabilitative growth, education, social integration, or the warmth and love of a home. Being confined in this way drastically inhibits the children's development.
The solution is to establish a high-dependency ward within a rehabilitative environment so that disabled children with complex medical conditions can live a more enriched life. In recognition of Aleh's successful track record in the field of disabilities, the Government of Israel has chosen Aleh as the first organization of its kind to open a high-dependency ward in a rehabilitative facility.
Aleh Jerusalem's High-Dependency Wing is fully recognized by the Department of Health and will accommodate 56 children who require advanced nursing care, enabling them to remain within a warm, familiar surrounding and continue daily routines despite their medical conditions. All of the children's medical needs, short of surgery, will be met within the wing.
In addition , the High-Dependency Wing will offer rehabilitative services, special education, social opportunities and interaction with family, volunteers and the community.
The High-Dependency Wing will be built as a three-floor expansion to Aleh's existing facility in Jerusalem, which is currently home to 70 children. Each floor will measure 2500 sq. meters. The first two floors will serve as two separate wards, each accommodating 28 children as well as all medical, educational, therapeutic and social services. This will preclude having to move children who are seriously ill from floor to floor.
Each ward will include 11 rooms, an intensive care unit, classrooms, therapy rooms, a doctors' room, a nurses' station, and kitchen and laundering facilities. All rooms will be designed to create a warm, home-like atmosphere. The ward will be equipped with advanced medical equipment and staffed with doctors and nurses who meet the qualifications of the Department of Health.
Stage II of the project will develop the third floor and open an outpatient clinic to benefit the community.
The High-Dependency Wing is a $6 million project. Governmental agencies will fund $1.3 million of the costs. Aleh must raise the remaining $4.7 million.
- One Ward $1,800,000
- Hospital Unit $1,000,00
- Educational Wing $500,000
- Large Medical Wing $360,000
- 4-Bed Intensive Care Unit $260,000
- Therapy Wing $250,000
- Small Medical Wing $180,000
- Hospital Lobby $90,000
- Physiotherapy Room $75,000
- Occupational Therapy Room $50,000
- Entrance Lobby $50,000
- Classroom $45,000
- 2-Bed Bedroom $36,000
- Nurses' Station $26,000
- Isolation Sickroom $26,000
- Doctor's Room $18,000
- Kitchen $18,000
- Bed $3,000