In a significant development set to enhance healthcare accessibility in Cyprus, the integration of private Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) into the General Healthcare System (GHS) is set to commence next Monday. The initial phase of this transition is slated for September 25, with the inclusion of the A&E Department of the Ygia polyclinic located in Limassol.
This expansion will provide residents of Limassol with access to three A&E Departments under the umbrella of the GHS, effectively broadening emergency care services beyond the public sector. This move is made possible by the existing services offered by the Mediterranean Hospital.
Additionally, commencing from October 1, the Accident and Emergency Department of the Apollonion Hospital in Nicosia will officially become an integral part of the GHS. This development signifies that residents of Nicosia will have the advantage of two A&E Departments within the GHS, complementing the existing one at the Nicosia General Hospital.
Reports from reliable sources indicate that extensive construction efforts aimed at renovating hospital facilities to accommodate and serve emergency cases have been successfully concluded. Today, these new facilities underwent a thorough inspection conducted by the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO).
In another noteworthy development, the "Ledra" gynaecology clinic in Nicosia completed its official integration into the GHS yesterday, making its services accessible through the healthcare system.
[With information sourced from Philenews]