News Local Update: Paphos hospital A&E doctors to strike for two hours

Update: Paphos hospital A&E doctors to strike for two hours

Saying they are overstretched as vacancies remain open, doctors at Paphos’ hospital  accident and emergency unit will abstain from their duties for two hours every day as from Thursday, November 1.
They will strike from 12.30  to 2.30 pm on weekdays and from 6.30 to 8.30 pm on weekends. They said that the situation was untenable and patients’ lives were at risk.
Earlier philenews reported that trouble was brewing at the hospital following a spate of complaints from patients of long waits before they could be treated, particularly in the Accident and Emergency Unit.
Citing sources, philenews said doctors and nursing staff said they were being unfairly criticised by patients for the delays which they blame on a heavy workload and authorities’ failure to fill vacant positions. It added that medical staff were now considering abstaining from their duties.
Complaints in recent days have focused on what patents have described as interminable waits at the casualty department. In one case, a young man with serious injuries to his hand was forced to go to a private clinic, after waiting for hours at the hospital without being treated.
Currently there are 10 doctors at the unit. They say there needs to be at least 13 to cover the weekly schedule.

Top Stories

New record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 152

The Health Ministry announced 153 new COVID-19 cases on 20 October, out of 4,410 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 839. The break-down of...

Stench in Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari due to farms and burned garbage

Citizens of Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari contacted philenews and complained that at the Kafkalla location some people threw a huge quantity of garbage and set...

Police chasing suspects in Paphos

Members of the Anti-Narcotics Unit who were watching some suspects for drug trafficking, according to first information, chased a suspicious vehicle which tried to...

71-year-old dead in accident

During an accident that took place this morning in the district of Nicosia, 71-year-old Andreas Alexandrou from Kato Moni of Nicosia District lost his...

Rain and hail in Lympia and Xylotympou (PHOTOS)

Rain and hail were seen in various areas of Cyprus. Social media users published photos from Lympia and Xylotympou. (philenews)


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...