Statement on the conflict in Gaza

As an organisation representing healthcare professionals, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) calls for a ceasefire and the protection of all civilians, including healthcare personnel, in Israel and Gaza. The ISCP is alarmed by the number of healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, who have been killed in Gaza, and is deeply concerned by reports of the targeting of healthcare facilities and detainment of healthcare workers. The ISCP calls on all parties to the conflict to respect medical neutrality during conflict, and to ensure access to healthcare as a human right. The organisation affirms the lifesaving necessity for sustained humanitarian access to healthcare supplies, medicine, and rehabilitation for all those in need. The ISCP supports the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) Statement on the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

The ISCP extends its condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the conflict and expresses its hope for the safe return of all hostages and detainees to their families, as well as commending all healthcare personnel providing care to those affected.