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Photographs supplied by Soroka Medical Centre – pictures taken in 2023

“Build it modestly and make the grounds a healing oasis for the hard-working people of the Negev”

David Ben-Gurion

These were the instructions given to the leadership of Soroka in the 1950’s.

This Rosh Hashana, with your support, we are creating a beautiful healing oasis at Soroka Medical Centrethe largest hospital in the South and the only one in the Negev.

Found in the heart of Be’er Sheva, Soroka is a strategic asset to the State of Israel. Housing the country’s busiest emergency department, the centre serves over 60% of Israel’s land area – providing the highest standard of care to the Negev’s diverse communities.

Established in 1959, Soroka was a single building, housing only vital medical services for the residents of Be’er Sheva, then a small but growing community.

Now, 60 years after the hospital’s establishment, a new entrance and the healing gardens will provide a display of native greenery through the main artery of the city.

With over 1.2 million residents relying on Soroka’s care every year, these healing gardens will symbolise hope, peace, and the promise of recovery.

Why healing gardens? Because research tells us that the impact of nature is profound.

It calms the mind, reduces stress, and promotes symptom relief.  And, above all, offer hope of a pathway to recovery.

Together, we will create a legacy of compassion and care for generations to come.

Inside the project

Three main areas to be developed:

  • The main entrance to provide a beautiful, accessible space for all who enter the medical centre

  • A healing garden at the Children’s Hospital for the benefit of Soroka’s youngest patients

  • A therapeutic and treatment garden in the Child Development Institute where young patients with chronic issues receive ongoing treatment.

Play a vital role in patient recovery for the soldiers and families of Israel’s South 

Current outdoor spaceArtist's impression
Current outdoor spaceArtist's impression

Photographs supplied by Soroka Medical Centre – pictures taken in 2023

Will you help us complete the transformation?


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Together we are providing a brighter future for Israel’s Negev communities and realising Ben Gurion’s vision