The 2019 Hospital Summit

The 2019 Hospital Summit
Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th September, 2019.

This meeting will encompass an educational day at the Hospital of St John on Wednesday, and an excursion to Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday.

The Hospital day on Wednesday gives delegates an opportunity to see the operating theatres and clinics in action, and to hear talks on the history and current work of the Eye Hospital Group, including the Outreach Program.

On Thursday, the first 38 to register will be taken on a guided visit of the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, and the remaining delegates will enjoy a guided tour of the Mount of Olives. The group rejoins for lunch in the Muristan, which is followed by a presentation by the Old City’s  most acclaimed silk and materials expert. We shall then visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before enjoying a well-earned afternoon tea break.

Finally, a special Gala dinner with the Board is provided in the grounds of the hospital, and there will be a service of rededication at St George’s Cathedral. We are also working towards a special visit to the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, run by the Order of Malta. These last events may be on Friday or Saturday morning, and guests should therefore consider staying until Saturday evening or Sunday morning if possible.

Tickets, to cover all guided visits, two lunches and dinners are priced at £275 (with a discretionary rate for young people, medical students and nurses). A small surcharge to cover transport to Bethlehem may be required (tba).

Supporters are strongly encouraged to consider making a further donation, with all proceeds after costs going towards the work of the Eye Hospital Group.

The ticket price includes guides and taxis to and from the Mount of Olives, but does not include all other transportation, or accommodation.

The Ambassador Hotel is a popular choice in this regard, being adjacent to the hospital.

The Summit is limited to 55 delegates, and early booking is strongly advised.