REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

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REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

Post by memory man » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:05 pm

REVISED NEW PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Please note details of the revised new procedure at Paphos General Hospital. Please ignore the previous entry on the blog on the subject

REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL


There are currently three separate locations for arranging appointments, and for subsequently registering on the day of your appointment to pay the appropriate fee and receive your strip of self-adhesive identification labels.

The serving positions at these locations are each assigned to dealing with specific branches of medicine, and although controlling notices are posted they may not be immediately evident.


The three locations are.

1. Location 1: The original principal reception desk - inside the ground floor main entry by the café.
It has four serving positions to the front and one around the corner to the right.

2. Location 2: The Kiosk in the ground floor reception hall on the right beyond the stamp dispensing desk, where all specialist appointments were previously arranged.
It has two serving positions.

3. Location 3: The newly constructed Kiosk in the ground floor reception hall where the Hospital based General Practitioners are still accommodated
It has four serving positions, three currently being used.



Location 1 - From the left-hand side the five positions deal with-

1. Thalassemia, Political Asylum, Thalassemia Trait, Gastroenterologists, Psychiatrists, Dermatologist and the Psychologist.
2. Surgeons and Orthopaedics.
3. Cardiologists, Haematologists and Oncologists.
4. Neurologist, Endocrinologist, Ophthalmologists, Anaesthesiologists and the Plastic Surgeon.
5. Dentists, Dietician, Physiotherapists and Health Certificates.

Location 2 – The Two positions deal with-

1. Urologists and Special Pathologists.
2. Paediatricians and the ENT Doctor.

Location 3 – The Three operational positions deal with -

1. Gynaecologists
2. Pulmonologists and Nephrologists.
3. Hospital Based General Practitioners.


Although it is implied that the correct positions must always be used, it is evident that this ruling lapses within all three locations at times of under manning.

Appointments to visit Medical Specialists will only be given when a referral has first been acquired from your assigned “GESY” General Practitioner.



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Re: REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

Post by trevnhil » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:35 pm

The advice, or rule in the last paragraph is going to be problematical ..
" Appointments to visit Medical Specialists will only be given when a referral has first been acquired from your assigned “GESY” General Practitioner."

I was there on Tuesday and had an appointment to see the Urologist. He told me to make another 6 month appointment before leaving... I went to the window and asked for an appointment at the beginning of August... The girl asked if I had a referral letter, but of course the answer was 'no not yet'.
But I got an August appointment and will get a referral letter nearer the time ...

By the way although the new Gesy system is being applied, it seems they still need the old Medical card to print out the labels..
Trev..

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Re: REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

Post by galexinda » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:33 pm

Trev, with regards to your next appointment being in August, I have found that referrals to various Specialist Doctors from my Personal Doctor are only valid for 3 months and/or 3 visits so it appears you cannot get a referral letter until at least 5th May. In fact I would recommend getting the referral letter nearer the appointment date in case you need further consultations with the Urologist eg 1st August as that will automatically give you another valid 3 month period.

As you are already aware, it is only when you actually turn up for an appointment and want to register to see the Specialist Doctor that the referral letter has to be presented. However, many people make the appointment and assume that is all they have to do and are then annoyed when they are turned away and cannot see the Specialist Doctor that day.

Out of interest I was originally seen by a Cardiologist, then an ENT Specialist, followed by another two different Specialist Doctors and after seeing each one they recommended the next Speciality. However, I could not convince them that they were able to refer me to another Specialist Doctor. On each occasion I had to then go back to my Personal Doctor ask her for the referral letter then return to make the appointment to see the Specialist Doctor which not only necessitated extra journeys to the hospital but potentially delayed appointments which at that stage needed to be as close together as possible due to my symptoms.

Yet, according to the GESY website:

Which healthcare providers can refer you to an OS?

Beneficiaries can have access to an OS after being referred by the following providers:
Personal doctor
Another Outpatient Specialist
Hospital as inpatient healthcare provider

Further to your point about Cyprus Medical Cards, every time I saw a hospital doctor or attended the hospitals in Paphos and Limassol I had to produce the GESY referral letter and my Cyprus Medical Card. Mine has automatically been renewed for a further 5 years and I have also renewed my EHIC for the same period of time (S1 form status).

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Re: REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

Post by trevnhil » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:31 pm

All very valid points that you make. I have been to my GP so many times since Gesy started, more than since we arrived here..
Trev..

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Re: REGISTRATION AT PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL ..... new procedure

Post by galexinda » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:45 pm

I saw more specialists and had more tests last year than in the previous 25 years added together! Usually I do everything I can to avoid medical matters but certainly have been impressed with the knowledge of the medical staff, the way the system operates and the genuine concern of the staff who have looked after me and answered all my questions.

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