Two hundred beds will be added to the pavilion’s current 330 beds, which was established in Jerusalem in 1894
The hospital specializes in the full range of problems associated with aging-acute medical problems, physical rehabilitation, including psychogeriatrics, with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.
It also specializes in treating senile dementia, providing chronic respiratory care, complex medical and nursing care and osteoporosis.
A special Children's Chronic Respiratory Care Department provides respiratory care for children ranging in age from three months to 18 years.
Herzog’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences concentrates on Neurodegenerative Diseases with a special emphasis on Parkinson’s Disease, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders and related diseases.
The children in the hospital’s Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department have already been transferred to the dramatically larger department in the new pavilion.
The eight floor pavilion will include an underground 200 bed emergency hospital built to withstand the impact of missiles and provide protection from biological and chemical attack.
It will also be the first hospital in Israel designed and built as a green hospital.
The opening ceremony will be attended by Israel’s Minister of Health Rabbi Yaakov Litzman on May 16, the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and many other dignitaries and VIPs.