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For those who enjoy good health, with perhaps the occasional visit to their GP medical care may seem of little importance.
However, medical care and treatment should be a foremost consideration for two reasons. 1: The level of medical care you
will receive should you need it and 2: The cost of medical care.
In Paphos there is a “General Hospital”, similar in terms of purpose to a UK National Health hospital. There are
varied views on the quality of care offered, some have received excellent care while others feel dissatisfied though
the standard of basic healthcare is satisfactory. Many ex-pats return to the UK should they need major hospital treatment.
The General hospital is busy and can be difficult to find your way around. Speaking Greek (Cypriot) is of course extremely beneficial. If you are living in Paphos then learn the Cypriot language, not only is this respectful but should you need treatment you will be able to fully explain to the Doctor your medical problem saving any misunderstanding.
Many ex-pats use private healthcare and hospitals, there are several in the Paphos area and in general offer an superior service as you would expect from a private provider of medical care. You need to consider the cost of such a service. There are various private medical insurance policies available and it is worth obtaining quotes. For a family of 4 expect to pay around euros 1,500 to euros 3,500 per year. Another option is to “pay as you go”. In general a consultation will be approximately euros 60.00 per person though further costs will be incurred should the need for further treatment and medications.
There are a few Private Dentists in the Paphos area. You will find commonly they have been trained in the UK (or perhaps America or Canada). The treatment provided is generally very good though of course comes at a cost.
> Medical Care
Paphos hospitals and medical care - Private or General - the cost
Many ex-pats return to the UK should they need major hospital treatment.
> JUL 16: CYPRUS PRESS......Health authorities said Monday they were expecting more cases of heatstroke
> MAY 16: CYPRUS PRESS......The Nicosia Criminal Court on sentenced the head of the capital’s general hospital’s ear, nose, and throat clinic, to two and a half years in prison after being found guilty of corruption
> JAN 16: CYPRUS PRESS......Increased numbers of cases of gastroenteritis and flu have kept the Paphos general hospital’s accident and emergency department very busy
> DEC 16: PAPHOS FORUM......its better to pay (for medical treatment) and get it over with than being put on hold for months and months with cancellations etc always happening.
> DEC 16:CYPRUS PRESS......Urgent need for more kidney dialysis machines
> NOV 16: PAPHOS FORUM......My pensioner husband paid €10 before being admitted to A & E
> OCT 16: PAPHOS FORUM......Paphos General send you to Nicosia for the operation, and there is a waiting list of 8 or 9 months.
> OCT 16:CYPRUS PRESS......The new long-awaited specialised breast cancer centre will be opened on November 1
> SEP 16: PAPHOS FORUM......Two ambulance drivers were involved in a punch-up at Paphos General Hospital
> SEP 16: PAPHOS FORUM......What is going on at Paphos with the Doctors? - uninterested , abrupt and not bothering to check BP or if Blood tests
> Aug 16: CYPRUS PRESS......Health sector crisis going from bad to worse, state doctors say
> MAY 16:CYPRUS PRESS......Three state doctors held on suspicion of corruption
> MAY 16:CYPRUS PRESS......€10m will be allocated to tackle the problem of waiting lists in public hospitals,
> APR 16:CYPRUS PRESS......The public, and especially vulnerable groups, have been urged to avoid going outdoors because of increased dust levels in the atmosphere
> MAR 16: PAPHOS FORUM......It is unbelievable how the patients are being left (General Hospital). Unable to get out of bed but nobody to help them and left in urine soaked sheets.
> FEB 16: CYPRUS PRESS......An 87-year-old woman with a fractured femur died at the Nicosia general hospital after 10 hours of waiting for an orthopaedic doctor to tend to her injury,
> JAN 16: PAPHOS FORUM......How can we watch Skysports and BT sports now.
> JAN 16: CYPRUS PRESS......Cyprus’ blood bank is in need of a lifeline as it is all out of supplies.
> DEC 15: PAPHOS FORUM......what people have to remember is, the Health departments here, are on strict limited budgets, and I think they do a good job on the money they have to play with
> SEP 15: PAPHOS FORUM......It is so common for them (Doctors) to deal with this problem (ear infections) from the pools in the summer.
> SEP 15: CYPRUS PRESS......The health ministry has launched an investigation at Paphos hospital after the parents of a two-year-old boy filed a complaint that their son was misdiagnosed with a sprained ankle when in fact he had been bitten by an insect or a snake.
> AUG 15: PAPHOS FORUM......he attended the Royal Artemetis Hosp, across the road from Debenhams. He was very pleased with the service.
> JUL 15: PAPHOS FORUM......the General was really chaotic,really long wait to register,people shouting and bawling,one guy escorted out by security.
> JUN 15: PAPHOS FORUM......we returned to the UK for health reasons, and very glad we did.
> MAY 15: PAPHOS FORUM......there are no paramedics in the Cypriot State ambulance service.
> APR 15: CYPRUS PRESS......Everyone knows that medicine prices in Cyprus are among the highest in the world.
> MAR 15: CYPRUS FORUM......Private hospitals were very good but very expensive
> FEB 15: PAPHOS FORUM......General Hospital cant help me and advised me to return to UK for Treatment.
> FEB 15: PAPHOS FORUM......Health Insurance - Cheapest isnt always the best option,
> JAN 15: CYPRUS PRESS......Cyprus has been reduced to not having a proper transplant centre,
> DEC 14: PAPHOS FORUM......They (General Hospital) decided she had to be admitted to the cardiac ward for observation for 24 hours. The nursing staff could not have been kinder or more friendly and made a frightening experience a lot more bearable.
> DEC 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I was in the Mobility business for a few years. The prices here are RIP OFF!
> DEC 14: PAPHOS FORUM......The UK still has the world's best health service
> NOV 14: PAPHOS PRESS......The Paphos hospital renal unit is finding it difficult to keep up with the demand for life-saving dialysis as new patients are registering virtually every month
> OCT 14: PAPHOS FORUM......It's a complete disgrace the way that disabled people in wheel chairs and also children in prams are treated in Paphos.
> SEP 14: SOCICAL MEDIA......I do agree with is the healthcare issue in the senior years. I doubt the majority of expats would have that level of language knowledge to understand what is being said,
> SEP 14: CYPRUS PRESS......A staff member at Paphos General Hospital has admitted to having Hepatitis B and the facility is waiting for tests result which will determine whether he also has Hepatitis C.
> JUL 14: PAPHOS FORUM......two (Patients) are constantly being told they need this or that operation, and I suspect this is done in order to extract more monies from them under their medical insurance policies
> JUL 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I can not praise them (General Hospital) enough. They were efficient, polite, answered any questions I had (Coz I was B***&Y dam scared) professional, caring & everything else & more.
> JUL 14: PAPHOS FORUM......The (General) hospital was left to decline and it is currently unable to handle the rapidly growing population of Paphos.
> JUN 14: PAPHOS FORUM......Pharmacies and their merchandise here are generally expensive
> MAY 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I would pay anything within reason to avoid going to the General Hospital ever again, and I do!
> MAY 14: PAPHOS FORUM......Does anyone know where i can buy this insect repellant product. Getting bitten to death at the moment.
> MAY 14: PAPHOS FORUM......The standard of hygiene at the whole General is disgusting.
> MAY 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I certainly would not use the General for dentistry, unless I could really not afford the dental charge.
> APR 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I cannot fault the treatment she got there (General Hospital) but the facilities for parents staying is pretty naff, but rest assured your child is really well cared for.
> APR 14: PAPHOS FORUM......Medical services here are a bit confusing- there are lots of private clinics all over the place- what "emergency" facilities they might have is debatable.
> MAR 14: PAPHOS FORUM......I have been to the Local Hospital once will not go again unless I'm stretchered into the A and E. I'm sure it works very well for Cypriots and even ex pats when you know the ropes, but I have never seen such chaos.
> FEB 14: PAPHOS FORUM......The main thing that I notice-about many medications and in fact most products which pharmacies sell here,is the huge mark up which leads to high prices.
> FEB 14: PAPHOS FORUM......Paphos General - From arriving, registering, seeing the triage nurse, being called in and seeing the doctor, going to x-ray, back to see the doctor (nothing broken), getting strapped up and filled with pain killers to getting back in the car took around 32 minutes. Staff were quick, friendly and efficient.
> FEB 14: PAPHOS PRESS......A free clinic to help those in need has officially opened in Paphos. The initiative is part of an island wide scheme being offered by humanitarian organisation Volunteer Doctors Cyprus.
> DEC 13: PAPHOS FORUM......In October, a friend went to A&E at the hospital because of the severe pain in his ear. he was charged €10 to see a doctor
> OCT 13: PAPHOS FORUM......We may all need home support when we age but it is not readily available in Cyprus nor is the fact getting home visits from any doctor, they just do not do this here.
> SEP 13: PAPHOS FORUM......There was a post awhile ago that the hospital A& E was free to pensioners. Please be warmed that this is not the case.
The 10 Euro charge is levied against pensioners.
> AUG 13: PAPHOS FORUM......My wife has had an operation at the Nicosia General Hospital and it makes Paphos general look like a third world place.
> AUG 13: CYPRUS PRESS......Outpatient numbers at the state’s overworked hospitals dropped by half overnight with yesterday’s introduction of new charges, the health minister said.
> JUL 13: PAPHOS PRESS......The only dedicated hospice operating in Paphos has closed after more than six years and after helping over 750 cancer patients during its brief existence. The Friends Hospice was recently forced to scale down its operation from seven beds to two due to the economic crisis and was working out of the Evangelismos private hospital.
> JUL 13: PAPHOS FORUM......After recently being in Nicosia General for a major op I cant thank the Surgeons, consultants & everyone down to the ICU staff for their professional brillance.
> JUN 13: PAPHOS FORUM......Dr Marengos at the Blue Cross is v good.
> MAY 13: CYPRUS PRESS......A new health service bill was passed at the House, which will see an increase in fees at public hospitals.The bill will also require those wanting free healthcare to provide a tax form which proves they have made three years worth of social insurance contributions.
> APR 13: PAPHOS FORUM......If you are going to need emergency treatment at the General Hospital, do it on a Sunday. They were efficient, professional and brilliant, and the place was deserted.
> MAR 13: PAPHOS FORUM......Same happened to us 3 years ago, Paphos hospital, 4 months pregnant-turned away-told to come back when she could speak greek.
> JAN 13: PAPHOS PRESS......Private health care is on the brink of collapse in the Paphos district, the head of the region’s medical association has said.
Private clinics in the district was currently at only five to ten per cent, meaning some were no longer sustainable and faced the threat of closure.
> NOV 13: PAPHOS FORUM......Went to general hospital. As usual no parking space available so parked on the sidewalk. When i came out from GH found a ticket stuck on my car for 85.43 euro. Went already to Paphos municipality Lady there gave me a form to fill in but said that they will reject it anyway because i parked in wrong place ( Whats the point of having medical card if they will fine u in front of the hospital for 85 bloody euros !!!!!!!!!)
> OCT 12: PAPHOS FORUM......Heard a horror story. Someone taken very ill. Phoned (Private ambulance Company) to get an ambulance. They sent a Doctor, who got lost on the way, no sat nav. Someone had to go find (Doctor) who said to call ambulance. They then got lost, someone had to go find (ambulance). Then the two attendants couldn't lift the patient into the ambulance, so patient had to step into ambulance. Luckily the work the Doctor done and Paphos General hospital, young patient survived.
there is a “General Hospital”, similar in terms of purpose to a UK National Health hospital.
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