Hospitalization

On the day of surgery you should be present at the hospital for at least one hour in advance or earlier if possible, at the Patient Reception & Assistance Department.

Typical procedures before admission

At the Patient Reception & Assistance Department you will be asked to fill in a form with your personal information. You must have your ID card with you, as well as any documents provided by your insurance company or healthcare fund for the purpose of covering the expenses of your hospitalization. Also, the department’s staff will inform you about the hospital’s pre-pay system. Then you will be assigned a hospital room.

Pre-operational checkup

Subsequently, you will be guided to the hospital room where the nursing staff will take your medical history. Please be ready and patient, as you will be probably have to answer the same questions more than one time. Despite our effort to be punctual and diligently keep the surgical schedule as it is, delays may sometimes occur. In this case, your doctor will provide the appropriate instructions to the charge nurse of the department in which you are hospitalized.

Preparing for surgery

Before surgery, you will be asked to wear a simple robe. If you have artificial dentures, wear contact lenses and jewelry, you will have to remove them. Also, women with polished nails should take appropriate measures and clean them before the surgery. You will be taken to the operating theater either on your bed or on a wheelchair. The nurse will guide you to the operating room.

Diet

A proper and healthy diet is a key part of the patient’s treatment and essential for a speedy recovery after an operation or illness. Our goal is to promote a healthy diet and ensure that all patients receive nutritionally balanced meals during their stay at Apollonion Hospital.

Privacy and personal data protection

All information recorded in the Patient’s Medical Record, including his/her medical history, as well as current condition and health status, are deemed as Sensitive Personal Data and are considered and handled as highly classified and confidential information by all hospital staff, without exception.

Our Hospital is fully in accordance with the European Legislation regarding Privacy and Personal Data Protection, and you can contact Data Protection Officers and dpo@apollonion.com.cy regarding any problem that concerns processing personal data.

Meal distribution schedule

Breakfast: 07:30-8:30
Lunch: 12:00-13:00
Dinner: 18:00-19:00

Throughout the day, from 7:00 am – 19:00 pm, patients will be offered various refreshment drinks by a member of our staff.

Bathroom
All rooms have their own bathroom. In double rooms, the bathroom is shared with the other patients in the room. Toilets in patients’ rooms are to be used only by patients and not by guests.
Illumination
Each room has a lighting control system.
Internet
All rooms have Internet connection free of charge.
Bell
The nurse call bell is integrated in your bed console and always beside you, ready for use.
Television
TV is available in all rooms. Please keep the volume low, however, so you do not bother the patient next to you.
Phone
Direct dialing landline.
Air conditioning
Central air conditioning system.
Hospital beds
Remember that hospital beds are narrower and higher than your home beds, so be careful when you turn over, get up, or lie down on the bed.
Furniture in wheels
Remember that most furniture in your room is on wheels, so do not lean on them.
Guard rails
Do not move the bedrails or other means of confinement without contacting the nurse first. They are fitted exclusively for your safety and should not be removed, as there is a risk of injury.
Nurse call bell
Use the nurse call bell each time you need help.
Calling for help
If a patient next to you asks for help, use your bell to call the staff.
Shoes
Wear shoes or slippers that do not slip when you get out of bed.
Movement
You may not stroll off from the department you are hospitalized in, except for reasons relating to your hospitalization. Always keep the nursing desk informed.
Use of electronic blankets
The use of electronic blankets is not allowed.
Equipment & Devices
Any kind of equipment or device malfunction must be immediately reported.
Emergency Exits
Emergency exits have been clearly marked. In case of an emergency, follow the instructions of the staff and stay calm. Each nursing post has fire safety and fire protection systems.
Using the lift in hazardous situations
In the event of an earthquake or fire, the elevator should not be used.