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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:14 am

miltiades wrote:
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RichardB wrote:Hi Milti, I don't come on here often now. But just want to wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.

Thanks Richard. I also do not post that often, now and again
In this instance to express my total admiration at the Limassol General Hospital. ..The exemplary care I received is second to none, om really impressed.


But how about the 30 days old baby that died recently because of negligence Milti?

My comments are based on my own experience, im in no position to express an opinion on this or any other case. I have had two operations over one year and I can only say that Im totally satisfied at the care I received . Im also very impressed at the professionalism shown by all the medical staff.


So that's what YOU got dear Milti. Not everybody is so lucky you know... Here are a few examples I witnessed myself.
1) Woman aged around 70 admitted for pneumonopathia: The doctor was shouting and cursing her, telling her "aren't you ashamed been a smoker all your life, now dare come to us to save you, huh?" The woman started crying as the incident happened in front of so many strangers.
2) Another woman around 50 y.o. was ringing the bell as she wanted help to go to toilet. Nobody was responding for a long time despite the repeatitive calls. In the end she couldn't hold it anymore and shitted in the bed.The whole ward was smelling shit and urine, it was winter time all doors and windows shut, the central heaters on the full. I was about to throw up and left the hospital, in an instant.
3) Young couple having their baby on intensive care at Makarion. Called around 4 am to learn how their baby was doing. Nobody was answering. Eventually the nurse on duty did answer. From her voice it was clear she was sleeping ON DUTY. Of course there are a million monitors with wires watching the babies and they would auto-beep at anything wrong, but the fact is the nurse on duty was sleeping.
4) An aunt of mine was also admitted last year, at Nicosia General Hospital. I was impressed of the kind of treatment she was receiving. Every few minutes a nurse and sometimes 2 of them entering the room checking, asking if she needs anything and so on and so on. At least 4 vists by doctors per day. The reason? Her son is a doctor, albeit in the private sector.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby miltiades » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:51 pm

As I said earlier ny comments are related to my personal expirience based on two operations within a year and numerous visits. For a small island the NHS is something to be proud of. Im normally highly critical of many aspects of life in Cyprus not least the driving standards which are abysmall to say the least. I also noted that part of the Cypriot culture involves harsh criticism of authorities.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Kikapu » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:00 pm

From experience having spent time in hospitals as an inpatient in the UK and Switzerland, I can only admire the work nurses do in all times of the day. Hospitals are usually short of nurses who are overworked and underpaid for the work they do, which most of us would stay away from. It is not easy on nurses who witness some of their patients dying in their care, the psychological affects it must have on them. They are humans and have all the same problems of life as we all do, but they are expected to push all those problems aside and take care of patients. I have to be in extreme pain needing some morphine for me to ever ring for a nurse.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Londonrake » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:39 pm

miltiades wrote:As I said earlier ny comments are related to my personal expirience based on two operations within a year and numerous visits. For a small island the NHS is something to be proud of. Im normally highly critical of many aspects of life in Cyprus not least the driving standards which are abysmall to say the least. I also noted that part of the Cypriot culture involves harsh criticism of authorities.


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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby miltiades » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:00 pm

Londonrake wrote:
miltiades wrote:As I said earlier ny comments are related to my personal expirience based on two operations within a year and numerous visits. For a small island the NHS is something to be proud of. Im normally highly critical of many aspects of life in Cyprus not least the driving standards which are abysmall to say the least. I also noted that part of the Cypriot culture involves harsh criticism of authorities.


Don’t forget the beards.

This beard " trend" will pass , apparently it is ...fashionable for men to sport these horrid looking hairy faces, will it soon be fashionable , I wonder, for women to grow them too ?.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:52 pm

miltiades wrote:As I said earlier ny comments are related to my personal expirience based on two operations within a year and numerous visits. For a small island the NHS is something to be proud of. Im normally highly critical of many aspects of life in Cyprus not least the driving standards which are abysmall to say the least. I also noted that part of the Cypriot culture involves harsh criticism of authorities.


Proud of what? For been the last country in Europe to have an NHS??

For been taxed all those years to have hospitals only for the lower classes, the foreign labourers and the pensioners? For trembling of getting some serious disease and having to sell the house to get proper treatment or go to the public hospitals tossing a coin for our lives?

Did you know that for almost 40 years the majority of the middle class citizens could not obtain a medical card for the public Hospitals because the income level was set too low by the Gvnt? There were only a few exceptions concerning patients with cancer, aids, etc

Sure the GESY changed everything, and it's the first time in my life I feel of get something back from this State. Still though the old "public servant" mentality is everywhere.

Just one example of how the situation was before GESY:
My father in law was diagnosed with cancer. It was December. The public hospitals scheduled him for operation on September next. He had no other choice than do the operation at a private clinic spending a hell lot of his lifetime savings. He died 6.5 months later in early July.

Btw the title of your OP is all about the Limassol hospital. Your personal story just portrays a rosy picture which is far from the whole truth imo. You shouldn't object to hearing the other side of the truth, or else we would all end writing Paphities-like fantasies :wink:
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby miltiades » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:48 pm

As I have said before my comments are based on my own personal experience. Further more I ought to say that the said hospital offers far better care than the UK hospitals.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:42 pm

Something that I wanted to point out that I consider a big discrimination against the GCs is this: After Denktash opened the gates of his prison, (around 2004), ALL the TCs living in the occupied were offered free access to the public hospitals in the free areas of RoC, because they were all considered to be of low income. They themselves thought they had the right of free medical care just like all citizens had in the 60s.
Yet the majority of the middle class GCs did not have such free access right.

Of course that was before GESY. It demonstrates how much we 've been exploited over the years, to eventually be the last country in Europe to have an NHS.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Lordo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:40 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:Something that I wanted to point out that I consider a big discrimination against the GCs is this: After Denktash opened the gates of his prison, (around 2004), ALL the TCs living in the occupied were offered free access to the public hospitals in the free areas of RoC, because they were all considered to be of low income. They themselves thought they had the right of free medical care just like all citizens had in the 60s.
Yet the majority of the middle class GCs did not have such free access right.

Of course that was before GESY. It demonstrates how much we 've been exploited over the years, to eventually be the last country in Europe to have an NHS.

You really are one stupid individual. Clealry not all TCs were entited to free medical care. The rules regarding who is entitled to were applied to TCs exactly in the sm
ame way it was appplied to TCs. You cannt blame those that were earning such low wages that they were entitled to medical care. You are in the EU baby. You take the rough with the smooth.

About this time a friend of mine was recieving treatment in the south and was charged 600 pounds in sterling for each visit. She could clearly afford it.
I find this discussion a little childish. That some doctors are not as good as other or that treatment in one country is better than other etc is primary school stuff.

In the meantime I will tell you my own experience. My young son needed some grommets when he was 8 years old. He had been having this minor surgery for the previous 5 years. This particular year we went to hospital and met the same doctor we hav had for the previous years and to my surprise, he told us he was unable to do one at that point and that he would have to go onto the waiting list for 9 months. I tried t reason with him explaining to him that in 9 months time he would have no ear drum to put the grommet on, at which point he pulled he told me if I wanted to do it sooner he could do it in his private clinic the following week. I exploded at him caling him a greedy fuckin bastard and walked out. I then heard from my GP saying unfortunately she could not help me as I was so rude to the Doctor. I asked her to make me an appointment asap with the outpatient consultant. And so we met him and explained the situtiation to him. He picked up the phone and called the cunt to book a place for 6 weeks. The cunt tried to protest but he simply told him to book it now and put the phone on him. Naturally the appointment was booked.

There are good and bad doctors everywhere. So behave yourselves.
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Re: LIMASSOL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Postby Lordo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:58 pm

I started so I will finish. Back in 2014 I had a little problem; my heart was beating at about 160 to 180 a minute and I was in bed. Anyway, one day at my GP getting a check-up and he decided I must go to Hospital there an than and booked me a cab. So off I went.

I spent 7 days in hospital with at least 7 different doctors, specialists of all sorts came to see me. They could not understand why I was not responding to the treatment. Then on the 7th day a doctor poked his head around and said so you are the one who refuse to respond to treatment. He picked up my paperwork. Asked me if they had tested my blood samples and of course they had and they all looked at the paperwork too. This Doctor took one look at me, and the charts and the medicines I was being given, he crossed them all out out, and wrote some new medicines and just before he went, he said I suppose you want to know what the matter with you is. And he told me. Naturally he made sure I saw him from then on till it was sorted. 7 Doctors looked at the same paperwork and could not work it out. What was even more ironic was that he said I had every symptom possible. And yet they could not see it.

You win some you lose some. Needless to say, I have been alright ever since.
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