The upgrade of the Pafos General Hospital is progressing, with the expansion of the TAPE, the creation of disinfection areas, a new Hemodialysis unit, a floor for the mother and the child and more.
As the State Health Services Organization (OKYPY) states in its announcement, for a better and more comfortable service to patients, the existing space of the Accident and Emergency Department – TAEP (First Aid) located on the ground floor of the Hospital will be expanded to cover growing needs.
In addition, there will be, adds the announcement, a special area for the disinfection of patients from accidents in sewage and chemical facilities, which will consist of the appropriate materials and the necessary facilities for this specific use.
Furthermore, the creation of a special floor for the mother and the child is being promoted, which is expected to be completed in June 2024.
As stated, the provision of optimal care to the mother and the child is always among the priorities of the Organization and with this in mind, the 4th floor of the Hospital, which houses the gynecological ward, the gynecological outpatient clinics, the antenatal clinic and the pediatric ward, is being restructured , nor to add beds and sanitary facilities.
Regarding the renovation of day care and short-term care, it is expected to be completed in June 2024.
The area where Day Hospitalization is provided as well as the Short Hospitalization area will be upgraded. Part of the said upgrade will be, it is noted, in addition to the expansion of the existing spaces, and the provision of proper bioclimatic planning to provide satisfactory ventilation and air conditioning with reduced energy consumption.
Additionally, it is noted that the creation of a new Hemodialysis unit is expected to be completed in March 2023.
A state-of-the-art chronic hemodialysis unit is under construction at the Hospital, with modern facilities, equipment and specialized medical and paramedical staff, and will provide patients with chronic renal failure with comprehensive high-quality medical care.
Even the installation of a new ventilation system is expected to be completed in February 2023.
The Organization is proceeding with the installation of 6 new central air conditioning units with 100% supply of conditioned fresh air & extraction of the return air without a mixing box, with absolute HEPA filters.
It should also be noted that with the installation of the new 6 units, autonomy will be achieved in the air conditioning and ventilation system in the following departments, such as Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Endoscopies, Part of the Department of Mental Health Services, Intensive Care Unit.
At the same time, it is added, the Organization is rolling out visible improvement actions at the operational level to improve the patient’s experience throughout their experience with the Hospital, providing health services to all citizens, without discrimination.
“Finding solutions to the issues that concern the Hospitals and upgrading the health services provided is a priority for the Organization which works with all its strength to provide substantial and immediate results”, it is noted.
“It is certain that there will always be room for improvement and the Organization will make continuous corrections and improvements aimed at its continuous progress, with the sole aim of providing better patient care,” the statement concludes.
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