The hospital consists of a male and a female ward. Under the new administrator, the hospital is developed to provide specialised departments and existing departments are refurbished. New departments include a labour ward and out-patients department.
New maternity facilities are created at the hospital in addition to dialysis and physiotherapy services.
Universal National Health Insurance is introduced in Israel.
New legislation is introduced requiring medical practitioners to be able to read and write in Hebrew, having an impact on many of the expacts working at the hospital.
The Nazareth Village is founded.
The Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society (EMMS) becomes two separate charities: EMMS Nazareth and EMMS International.
EMMS Nazareth begins operating under the name ‘The Nazareth Trust’. SERVE Nazareth, our short term missions programme, is launched.
The Nazareth Hospital celebrates its 150 year anniversary and is awarded teaching hospital status, becoming affiliated with the Galilee Medical School, Bar Ilan.