An inaugural ceremony took place on August 29 following the completion of renovation works at the Hungarian Jewish Charity Hospital in Budapest, maintained by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ).
The only Jewish hospital in the Central-European region is now equipped with a new 60 bed rehabilitation department within a brand new building site.
The renovated part of the building houses the diagnostic and outpatient departments and the 60-bed rehabilitation ward. The construction was completed on time and within budget, at a cost of HUF 1.5 billion for the construction and HUF 500 million for the equipment.
The works follow a 2017 decision by the Hungarian government to renovate the four hospitals historically belonging to religious denominations in the country, including the Jewish hospital, which is dedicated to serving both Jewish and non-Jewish patients alike.