Appalling conditions at Athalassa: ‘The situation is desperate’

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Athalassa psychiatric hospital, which has been treating patients in cold rooms with mould-caked walls for decades, is now facing staff and medicine shortages and serious overcrowding.

The only psychiatric hospital in Cyprus was constructed in 1964 and declared unfit for human habitation by the town planning department last year.

Three nurses spoke to the Sunday Mail this week and listed an appalling set of conditions for patients and medical staff alike. They described and provided photos of crumbling, mouldy walls, shower ramps so dangerous that...


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Appalling conditions at Athalassa: ‘The situation is desperate’


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