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General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 am
by cactus
Whilst I am aware that most Government employees are off work today I hadn't heard from the orthopaedic dept. to cancel my appointment or x-rays etc. so went along as usual. The place is deserted - nobody to deal with the hundreds of lost (and poorly!) souls wondering why they can't see the doctor - and no way of making another appointment. What do we do now? Join the other hundreds on the next clinic day with no x-rays to show the doctor? Chance telephoning in case there may be someone who can or is willing to speak English? I am completely at a loss.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am
by trevnhil
That Really is bad... The hospital is one of the places that I would expect to be open.. Hope the Police and fire brigade are not off..

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:05 am
by merchant_banker
What a shambolic system

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 pm
by Firefly
That's unbelievable, do they not have a duty of care in Cypriot hospitals ? Surely the least they could have done was to publicise the fact that they were closing.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:20 pm
by cactus
Flossie wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:01 pm
It's a public holiday so of course they close - they're Govt employees! Obviously A&E stays open regardless.
Of course? ........ if they knew they wouldn't be working then Of Course they shouldn't be booking in appointments and issuing requests for tests on that day. If they had done this in error then Of Course they should have contacted everyone and made alternative arrangements and Of Course put up a few notices for anyone who had slipped through the net. This sort of nonsense is Of Course why the place is in total chaos.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm
by The Aquila
The ex-President only died on Saturday and the Government immediately announced 4 days of mourning with the Funeral day, today, being. bank holiday. Have you ever been treated in a UK Doctors / Hospital on a bank holiday other than A&E?

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:07 pm
by Firefly
Yes we have, we have out of hours doctors, who will see anyone who needs to be seen, bank holiday or no bank holiday !

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:03 pm
by Mrblobby
The Aquila wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm
The ex-President only died on Saturday and the Government immediately announced 4 days of mourning with the Funeral day, today, being. bank holiday. Have you ever been treated in a UK Doctors / Hospital on a bank holiday other than A&E?
Today was not a bank holiday , I went in my bank ...business as usual .

The holiday today was just for government employees , I think .

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:51 pm
by trevnhil
You are correct it was not a Bank Holiday.. But the fact that the General hospital was not open for previously booked appointment is scandalous.. Some people will have needed to get scans or Xrays to see their doctor in the next day or so.. People will have needed blood tests prior to seeing their doctor..
How do people who were booked in to see a consultant go on for a prescription for their tablets..
Crazy just crazy.. :-(

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 pm
by The Aquila
Sorry for using the generic term for government office closures 🙄.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:58 pm
by The Aquila
trevnhil wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:51 pm
You are correct it was not a Bank Holiday.. But the fact that the General hospital was not open for previously booked appointment is scandalous.. Some people will have needed to get scans or Xrays to see their doctor in the next day or so.. People will have needed blood tests prior to seeing their doctor..
How do people who were booked in to see a consultant go on for a prescription for their tablets..
Crazy just crazy.. :-(
How is it crazy Trev? Would they be open in other countries ? Of course not.

I don’t understand why some many people get up in arms when this sort of thing happens. If you don’t like Cyprus and the way it is then why not move back to the utopian U.K. ?

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 pm
by galexinda
Any updates on the people who had appointments at Immigration?

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:50 pm
by trevnhil
Re... " How is it crazy Trev? Would they be open in other countries ? Of course not. "
The only other country I have experience of is the UK... I am pretty sure that if someone like the president was to die then the hospital outpatient departments would not close completely..

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:53 pm
by Cherry345
I think its really rude when people tell others to go back to their own county.....

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:56 pm
by The Aquila
I think it’s rude and disrespectful when all Expats do is complain about their adopted Country.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:42 am
by JimX
If all the Cypriots returned to Cyprus from the UK then there would not be room enough here for us all here, I agree it is very rude to disrespect the locals but the same goes for disrespecting us expats. All most of us ask is some understanding of this new medical system as at the moment is in somewhat of a turmoil, no doubt it all will become normal for everyone to use.

Also in agreement about the main General hospital closing during holidays, no way should this happen ever!!!.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 am
by Varky
Notwithstanding previous comments there was one occasion when my wife was scheduled to have an ultra-sound and because the machine broke down the hospital rang us up a couple of days beforehand, explained the situation and re-booked for another date. So sometimes they can do the right thing.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:06 am
by The Aquila
JimX wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:42 am
If all the Cypriots returned to Cyprus from the UK then there would not be room enough here for us all here, I agree it is very rude to disrespect the locals but the same goes for disrespecting us expats. All most of us ask is some understanding of this new medical system as at the moment is in somewhat of a turmoil, no doubt it all will become normal for everyone to use.

Also in agreement about the main General hospital closing during holidays, no way should this happen ever!!!.
This has nothing to do with who lives where and what if we all returned to the country of our birth, this about a day of mourning for government employees due to the death of their Ex-President.

Who is disrespecting ex-pats? I am one, and whilst Cyprus May not be perfect in any way, it’s the place I chose to live and also to do so by the rules. It’s also far better than the country of my birth, England, which has been ruined by so many immigrants demanding law changes to suit their needs and the government caving into them. This is also probably the main reason so many others left the U.K. to live here?!

As the old unionist you claim to be I am surprised you demanding that others should work on such a day.....or is this just more of your doubles standards? You know, like the thread that you complained about the police not doing enough against law breakers and in the trailing thread you said you would continue to break the law and walk on dogs on prohibited beaches ;) :lol:

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:15 am
by kansas
I don't think it's a case of Ex-Pats disrespecting their adopted country. Many of the patients are Cypriot and you can bet they are just as disappointed. Some people will have waited months to get their appointments. A phone call to reschedule would have been appreciated.

Re: General Hospital

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:25 am
by cactus
kansas wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:15 am
I don't think it's a case of Ex-Pats disrespecting their adopted country. Many of the patients are Cypriot and you can bet they are just as disappointed. Some people will have waited months to get their appointments. A phone call to reschedule would have been appreciated.
Absolutely Kansas. That was my original point and I also asked a question which became somewhat hijacked by The Aquila spoiling for a fight .....sadly in order to get an appointment at that particular clinic you have to have attended your previous appointment and given relevant forms for the next set of tests and x-rays to bring with you. I have still heard nothing so will respectfully go to the next clinic, queue for a fortnight and request another appointment for some time this decade and, if I don't get anywhere, will be tempted to respectfully bang their blasted heads together!