We believe that the essence of nursing practise is best described as the offering of compassionate care delivered in a culturally competent manner. A critical ingredient to our approach is doing so with dignity towards our patients, their families and loved ones.
Our nursing healthcare professionals are vital members of the patient care team. They offer interdisciplinary care to thousands of patients of all ages and health groups per year.
The Nursing Care Division has under its umbrella various nursing departments, wards and services:
• Accidents and Emergency Department.
• Operating Theatres.
• Central Sterilisation.
• Intensive Care Unit.
• Paediatric Ward.
• Medical Ward.
• Chemotherapy Services.
• Surgical Ward.
• Private & Suites Ward.
• Maternity & Gynaecology Ward.
• Administrative Services.
• Catering Services.
• Housekeeping Services.
The structure of the division is not a typical one, as, along with the nursing departments/ wards, it includes catering and housekeeping services because they form an essential part of patient recovery, care and experience.
On a scientific level, the Nursing Care Division builds its clinical nursing on evidence-based practises, following the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health in Cyprus. It partners with interdisciplinary groups and committees, teams up with Associated Doctors, In-House Doctors and other staff members across the Hospital, and participates in shared decision-making on a departmental and strategic level.
World Breastfeeding Week – October 2020
At YGIA Polyclinic in Limassol, October is a month of celebration. During the World Breastfeeding Week, our team of Doctors - Midwives and Nurses truly believe in the importance of "The First 1000 Days of Life" and it is within this context, that the team has been organizing workshops and events for the past 3 years, making this an institution.
This year, COVID-19 pandemic has deprived Health Professionals - Field Experts - Mothers and Fathers with their children, and Future parents, in celebrating and participating all together at the workshops and events aiming to promote the benefits of Breastfeeding.
2020 is a tough year, causing frustration and leading us to take actions towards alternative approaches in what drives the health sector. Breastfeeding during this challenging COVID–19 times emerges as the strongest ally for every mother, coming at no cost and burden for the Environment.
Due to social distancing, social media take the lead and become a helpful tool in sharing thoughts and initiatives with other people. Taking this opportunity, and for this year’s celebrations, the Midwives at YGIA Polyclinic took the initiative of promoting via social media, mothers while breastfeeding, and sharing the message that Breastfeeding does not deprive them of any choice or activity, such as going to work, enjoying a cup of coffee, taking a walk, taking care of themselves, e.t.c.
To pay tribute to World Breastfeeding Week, we will be uploading photos and videos shared with us by mothers who gave birth at YGIA Polyclinic’s Maternity Department.
It is our way of passing on a strong message regarding the value of infant nutrition and Breastfeeding during "The First 1000 Days of Life".
See you at at our Hospital's COVID-19 free annual event "The First 1000 Days of Life" in 2021.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Ms. Andri Christofidou
Nursing Care Manager
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