IDF soldier helps to raise vital funds for Rambam Hospital in Haifa

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IDF soldier helps to raise vital funds for Rambam Hospital in Haifa

Underground emergency hospital is the sole Level 1 trauma centre in Northern Israel

Naomi is a freelance features writer

IDF combat major reserve soldier Nimrod Palmach spoke at a charity dinner in London last night to raise funds for Rambam Hospital in Haifa. He recounted a decisive, quick-thinking moment that placed him in the midst of what he deemed the “worst battle he had ever faced” in the Gaza Envelope on October 7. Nimrod’s courage, defying his commanders’ orders, later proved instrumental in averting a terrorist infiltration in a kibbutz on Hamas’s list. Beyond his military heroics, Nimrod is CEO of the organisation Israel is You, which works to combat antisemitism in the diaspora.

Organised by Douglas Kay and Lee Rosenthal of Magen Abraham as well as Anthony Posner from Banana Split events, the evening ay the home of Maya and Roy Zabludowicz commenced with an informative video presentation by Rambam’s CEO, Michael Halberthal.

IDF soldier Nimrod Palmach

The footage showcased the operational prowess of the fortified underground car park, capable of conversion into an emergency hospital within a remarkable 24-48 hours. With a capacity of 2,000 beds, complete with operating theatres and dialysis units, Rambam stands as the sole Level 1 trauma centre in Northern Israel, providing essential care to wounded IDF soldiers and civilians.

The hospital’s strategic location with helipads facilitated the swift and efficient treatment of victims from the events of October 7, flown in on helicopters for immediate medical attention.

Guests enjoyed food by Nobu-trained chefs, and live entertainment by Aryell Moussaioff, from Houmous Productions.

The event raised £100,000 in support of Rambam Hospital’s critical mission.

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