Paphos hospice and cancer charity working together to better serve patients
The friends’ hospice in Paphos and the Cyprus anti-cancer society have formed a working relationship to benefit people suffering with life-limiting illnesses.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed by both organisations to support efforts on behalf of their respective patients. It combines training and an exchange of expertise and skill, according to Chris Jones, president of the friends’ hospice foundation.
“This is a great development,” said Jones.
The friend’s hospice was founded in 2006 and is situated in a dedicated wing of St George’s polyclinic in the centre of Paphos and has treated well over 1,000 patients offering free palliative and respite care. Its annual costs are around €250,000.
The Cyprus anti-cancer society was established in 1971 and operates the ‘Arodaphnousa palliative care centre’ in Nicosia and the ‘Evagorion palliative day centre’ in Limassol.