The Friends’ Hospice opened in 2006 with two allocated beds in the General Ward of the Evangelismos Hospital in Paphos.
In 2007, we were able to move into a separate, independent wing within Evangelismos Hospital where we had three permanent beds and the capacity to operate a fourth in exceptional circumstances. By 2009, four permanent beds were required to meet demand.
That expansion continued. The Friends Hospice then occupied the entire first-floor wing in which it was housed and provided care for up to seven patients until it was forced to look for alternative accommodation in July 2013.
In August 2013 the Friends’ Hospice was made an offer by the St George & Blue Cross Private Hospital Ltd for a wing containing 6 bedrooms at their St George’s Polyclinic which was accepted by the Hospice Foundation and we took our first patients in our new home on 21st October 2013.
The Cyprus Government has recently quantified the requirements for the Paphos region as being six Palliative Care Beds and one Palliative Care Team. The Friends’ Hospice adequately satisfies this requirement.