Hospital Wards

The Hippocrateon Private Hospital has single, double and triple rooms, as well as suites, which are fully equipped to best serve you during your stay.

All rooms have their own bathroom or shower, TV, telephone, internet access, central air conditioning system and nurse call systems.

We would like to inform you that:

  • The hospital beds are narrower and taller than a standard bed, so be careful when lying down. On some occasions, we might use bed rails for your comfort and security, so please do not remove them as they are fitted to prevent injuries.
  • Most of the furniture in the ward has castors, so you should not lean against them.
  • The ward Supervisor will have inspected your room before your hospitalisation, but we would highly appreciate it if you could report any malfunctions or insufficiencies you may notice in your room's equipment.
  • The nurse call systems are designed for ease of use so please use them when you need assistance.
  • If there’s another patient in your room and he/she requires assistance, you may use your own nurse call bell.
  • You should not leave your room without informing the nurse who is responsible for your care. If you need to visit other units/floors of the hospital for examinations, you should be accompanied by a nurse.

Patient Meals and Nutrition

During your hospital stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner and various drinks will be provided.

If you would like any other food than what is provided in the hospital, please advise our nurses in advance and if your Doctor agrees, we will make every effort to accommodate your personal meal preferences.

Our goal is to promote healthy eating and ensure that all our patients receive a proper and nutritionally balanced diet during their hospitalisation. Our nutrition programme is a collaborative effort between the hospital and nutrition departments of the University of Nicosia and the European University.

Hygiene and Infection Control

The Hippocrateon Private Hospital operates an Infection Control Programme which is based on international best-practice guidelines for prevention of infection transmission in hospital care.

To reduce the risk of infection while in hospital, you are asked to:

  • Wash your hands before and after using the toilet.
  • Wash with antiseptic soap (if your ward nurse allows it). This depends on your surgery and treatment.
  • Ask your friends and relatives who have a symptom of infection (e.g. cough, sneeze, fever, diarrhea, etc) not to visit you, and/or step out of the room or come another time.
  • Avoid sitting on other patients' beds and prevent your guests from sitting on your bed.
  • Limit the number of visitors in your room.

Visiting hours

Our visiting hours are 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00.

  • For your own protection, the number of visitors to the wards will be limited to 2 visitors at the same time and you will be asked to respect the privacy of the patient who may be treated in the same ward with you.
  • Children younger than the age of 12 are not permitted in the wards of the hospital.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the patient room during tests or treatments by a nurse or Doctor.

Visiting patients in hospital is beneficial to their psychology and recovery, so we welcome visitors but for the comfort of all patients, please speak in low tone and respect the privacy and need for rest of other patients. Also, please refrain from gathering in hallways and outside the doors of the ward you are visiting. Visitor waiting areas are available throughout the hospital.