Sir Charles Clore Hostel

Sir Charles Clore Hostel


he Sir Charles Clore Hostel was established by the ICA in 1976, with the generous contribution of Sir Charles Clore of Blessed Memory. 


  • The ICA-operated Hostel is located in Givatayim, adjacent to the ICA Headquarters at Beit Mati, in a building surrounded by a charming garden. 

  • The building recently underwent a full renovation for the welfare of Hostel patients, with financial assistance from the Clore Foundation, headed by Dame Vivien Duffield, daughter of the late Sir Charles Clore.


  • ICA Hostel serves as a home away from home for cancer patients receiving treatments at oncology institutes in large hospitals located in the central region. The Hostel offers training, guidance and follow up services after radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. 


  • Some 800 patients were treated at the Hostel from July 2012 to July 2013.

  • The Staff


The Hostel staff consists of registered nurses who are experienced in oncology nursing. The staff provides professional supervision and assistance in coping with side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy and various related-diseases.


  • The treatment includes:


  • Assistance in daily activity.

  • Treatment for side effects resulting from oncology treatment.

  • Balancing pain.

  • Guiding patients.

  • Treating side effects.

  • Social and emotional support.

  • Continuity of treatment while maintaining contact with medical staff at the oncology institutes and in the community.

  • Membership at Shahal (cardiac emergency services) as required. 


  • Volunteers

A volunteer group is active at the Clore Hostel; they accompany patients to oncology institutes (Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Assuta and Davidoff Center) and assist them as required.  The afternoon and evening leisure and enrichment activity is also conducted by volunteers. 


Admitting patients to the Clore Hostel

The referral to the Clore Hostel is processed through oncology institutes or departments where patients are admitted via attending personnel (social worker, nurse, physicians, radiation technicians). A patient referred to the Clore Hostel must be have the following at their disposal:


  • A Treatment Referral Slip from their healthcare provider (form no. 17).

  • A referral from the attending physician at the oncology institute.

  • A copy of the Discharge Summary from the last hospital stay.

  • An Attending Family Physician Statement containing medical background information.

  • A list of all the regular medications taken by the patient. 


The Clore Hostel offers:


  • A 5-day stay from Sunday morning to Thursday afternoon.

  • Spacious double rooms shared by two patients.  Each room has its own adjoining bathroom, air-conditioning and a communication system for nurse-patient communications.

  • A cultural hall, TV rooms, arts and crafts room.

  • Three meals a day, including fresh and diverse dishes cooked on the premises and adapted to the dietary needs of the patients. 

  • Daily transportation to and from hospitals, accompanied by skilled volunteers.

  • A wide variety of leisure activities; exercise, arts and crafts, cosmetics,and an internet workstation.

  • Support groups and lectures featuring professional moderators.

  • Optional participation in activity held at the "Strong Together" Support Center at Beit Mati, ICA Headquarters, adjacent to the Clore Hostel. 

For more information, kindly contact: +972-3-572.16.23.


Fund the accommodation of a patient in the Sir Charles Clore Hostel - US$ 2,400 per month. Kindly contact us, should you wish to contribute to this project. Please note that all donations received are transferred in full (no overhead is taken).



Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Lili Biller Lev

Committees and Projects Manager


Telephone: +972-3-571.95.74