Arodafnousa palliative care centre will begin the operation of a second ward and a pain management clinic, which will offer services to outpatients, the Cyprus Cancer Association announced on Wednesday, following the completion of renovation and expansion works at the centre.
The operation of the second ward at Arodafnousa had earlier been suspended due to financial difficulties, the association said.
With the opening of the ward, the capacity of the centre will increase from 16 to 26 single rooms, which will offer comprehensive inpatient palliative care services to cancer patients. These services, in addition to medical and nursing care, include psychological, social and spiritual support to patients and relatives, physiotherapy and lymphedema treatments and aromatherapy.
Additionally, the Anti-Cancer Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Pain Clinic, will operate a pain management clinic at Arodafnousa which will offer services to patients for the treatment of pain arising from cancer or its treatment in an effort to help improve their quality of life.
“The coronavirus pandemic delayed our plans for two years,” said the medical director of the Cyprus Cancer Association, Dr Sophia Nestoros. “We are happy that we are able today to open the second ward at Arodafnousa and, thus, serve more patients who need relief at every stage of their illness. We are constantly upgrading our services with the primary goal of ensuring the quality of life of our patients.”