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Πανεπιστημιακό Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Πατρών

Panepistimiako Yeniko Nosokomeio Patron
University General Hospital Patras


patras
There are three hospitals in Patras:
Agios Andreas Hospital (split site)
Olympion Hospital of Patras (private medical center)
University Hospital, Rio –  likely the one you'll be heading for

Panepistimiako Yeniko Nosokomeio Patron - University General Hospital Patras - is on the outskirts of Patras at Rio, just off the E55 highway.

From Kefalonia it's possible to reach it by ferry and car, bus or train; ferry and bus is probably the least expensive option.

patras-kyllini


Getting to University General Hospital Patras by car:

From Sami: Currently, Ionian Group are running a ferry three days a week direct to Patras
The ferry crossing takes about 31/2 hours, by car from the port to hospital 15-30 minutes, total around 4 hours

From the port follow signs for Athens > Rio > University / Hospital

From Poros
Kefalonian Lines and Ionian Group run daily ferry services to Kyllini
The ferry crossing takes about 1
1/2 hours, by car from Kyllini to the hospital about 11/2 hours, total around 3 hours
Route map and directions from Kyllini to the hospital from Bing / Google

Scroll down for ferry schedules and prices



Getting to Patras by KTEL bus:

Via Sami: 
Currently, KTEL Kefalonias run a bus service three days a week from Lixouri and Fiskardo to Athens via Patras
The ferry crossing takes about 31/2 hours

Via Poros:
KTEL Kefalonias run daily bus services to Patras from Argostoli/Lixouri/Fiskardo/Sami on Kefalonian Lines ferry to Kyllini
Ferry crossing takes about 11/2 hours, bus from Kyllini to Patras about 11/2 hours, total time Poros - Patras around 3 hours
Note: This is not the Athens bus, this bus terminates in Patras,
Athens bus may / may not stop in Patras / at a different location

Scroll down for KTEL Kefalonias bus schedules and more info re bus & ferry


Patras to the University Hospital

From Patras you can get to the hospital by taxi or bus, or by train to Rio and then taxi / bus / walk (about 30 minutes walk)

The number 6 bus departs Patras from the junction of Ermou & Korinthou (see map below)
Check it's going to Πανεπιστημιακό Νοσοκομείο (Panepistimiako Nosokomeio - University Hospital) – usually it's a bendy bus
Board at the front of the bus
Best to buy a ker-ching ticket from a periptero before the journey (not all periptera sell them), cost (November 2015) 1.70€
Possible to pay the driver but it costs a bit more (2€) and slows things down, have the right change if possible as the driver might not
Monday to Friday term-time buses run every 10-15 minutes morning to evening, weekends / holidays the service may be less frequent
Buses can get very crowded, the 'queue' tends to resemble a rugby scrum and it may not be easy to get a suitcase on the bus
The bus stops outside the hospital, which is just past the university: there's a big sign on the building and…
nearly all the students will have alighted before the bus reaches the hospital
The journey from Patras centre to the University Hospital takes about 30 minutes

Outside the hospital main gate there's a ticket booth for return tickets but it may be best to buy in advance, i.e. when you buy ticket to hospital (tickets aren't date specific)

Check return bus is going to Patras (not Rio) – on certain days/ at certain times it may take a different route and stop somewhere other than Ermou & Korinthou – allow plenty of time and, unless you know Patras well, be prepared to find a taxi.


Patras map








Take side-street next to bus office
Walk up to square
Buy bus tickets from periptero
At top of square turn left onto Korinthou
At traffic lights turn left onto Ermou
Bus stop is just below the junction



hospital map

main entrance
For Outpatients (or Casualty) it's easier to walk around the building than going in the main entrance. There's a small snack bar and mini shop in the Outpatients reception area.

For the other departments and wards it's probably easiest to go in the main entrance, where you'll find a reception / information desk - probably not staffed, few speak English.

On the left is the In-patients check-out office, on the wall opposite is direction signage (all in Greek).

Turn left and walk past the In-patients check-out office, through the swing doors are the lifts.

The two lifts directly in front of you are for staff only, on the corridor to your left are two patient & visitor lifts - possibly only one will be working.



Receipts

Pretty obvious but keep receipts/tickets for travel, etc, as you may be able to claim on IKA / private health insurance



Registration

As an In-patient or Outpatient you'll likely have to register so take IKA health book if you have one, or at least IKA / AMKA number
If you have IKA you'll probably need to take your health book to get any prescriptions on IKA
It's a very big hospital, signs are in Greek,
not everyone speaks English, arrive early and be prepared to be lost / misdirected


In-patients

Nurses are kept busy, not much time for friendly chats with patients, even in Greek - many nursing / support staff don't speak English
Meals are provided (and are quite OK!) but there's no tea trolley
Sheets provided; pillow cases, toilet rolls and drinking water NOT provided (take coloured / patterned pillow cases)
Bottled water, toilet rolls, etc, available from on-site mini-shops in the refectory area and in the Outpatients reception area
Refectory, snack bar and mini-shop on 1st floor above main entrance – refectory portions are quite big and inexpensive
Most beds have sockets on wall strip above bed (useful for 'phone chargers)
Pay phones (card phones) dotted about, phone cards available at mini-shops
Visiting times vary ward to ward, don't seem to be rigorously enforced
Doctors generally seem conscientious, friendly and most speak (enough) English



Accommodation near the hospital

There are many hotels around Rio and Patras, including:

Pension Nicos is close to the Kefalonia bus office, port and the bus stop to the hospital
Basic, inexpensive, clean, it has some style and gets good reviews, e.g. Lonely Planet
Reception is on third floor, along with a roof-top terrace (no ground floor rooms, no lift)

Castello Hotel is more up-market, more expensive and very close to the hospital

More choice of accommodation available via the Achaia Hotel Association

Note: you may be required to present your passport / ID.

Castello


Eating in Patras

Feraiou Riga (see Patras map, above) is a busy pedestrian street with a number of very popular (trendy) bars and eating establishments
Finding a 'Greek taverna' is surprisingly difficult in central Patras but there's a good, inexpensive, souvlaki shop on Pantanassis
Tip: may be best to eat early, unless you want a take-away: souvlaki shop can get very busy and you could be queuing for a table


Contacts / schedules / fares

2610 999111 : University General Hospital Patras

26710 22281 : KTEL Kefalonia - schedules - see under Routes > Athens & Patra
26740 72284 :
KTEL Kefalonia agency, Poros
2610 274938 : KTEL Kefalonia agency, Patras - alternate number 2610 277854


26740 72476 : Kefalonian Lines - Poros-Kyllini schedules / fares

26740 72450 : Ionian Group - Poros-Kyllini schedules / fares
26740 22055 : Ionian Group - Sami-Patras schedules / fares


2610 346700 : Radio Taxi Patras
2610 450000 : Radio Taxi Express

2610 623757 : Pension Nicos, Patras
2610 992957 : Castello Hotel, Rio
26930 24040 :
Achaia Hotel Association


Notes re bus / ferry services

As at mid-December, 2015:
Ferry departs Poros @ 08:30, bus arrives Patras approx. 11:30
Arrive at hospital (by bus) approx. 12:30
Leave hospital around 19:00 (bus) / 19:30 (taxi) latest (not Saturday)
Bus from Patras to Kyllini departs 20:30 Sunday-Friday (17:00 Saturday), ferry arrives in Poros aprox. 23:30 (20:00 Saturday)
Times likely to change at Christmas/New Year, Easter, mid/high season, etc. When is Greek Easter?

For KTEL bus & ferry service check bus, not ferry, schedule: e.g. no bus on 13:00 Poros-Kyllini ferry
Best to buy/book ticket(s) in advance (especially in high season)
Price includes bus to Poros port (if required), ferry ticket, bus Kyllini-Patras
If you're picking your ticket(s) up at the port, arrive 30-15 minutes before departure time as there's likely to be a queue for tickets
You may not be able to buy a two-way ticket so may be best to reserve the return ticket upon arrival at the bus office in Patras
If you need to cancel / re-arrange date of return ticket you can usually do so provided it's done in advance
As at November, 2015, the cost of a journey Poros - University Hospital with KTEL / Kefalonian Lines is:

  9.40€ Poros-Kyllini - ferry
  8.30€ Kyllini-Patras - bus
  1.70€ Patras-Hospital - bus
19.40€ One-way
38.80€ Return

Seats on the bus are numbered, seat number printed on ticket, as is the bus number (usually in small circle in front windscreen)
Location of seat numbers vary bus to bus, may be on headrest, on overhead luggage rack or on seat frame of aisle seats
In practice, most people sit in their designated seat, out of season there's usually a few empty seats
Luggage stowed in the hold is left on the bus when you get on the ferry

Ferries have basic snack bars (coffee tends to be strong, tea weak), cost of a coffee & toastie about 2.95€
Smoking permitted on the open deck areas.


Things change

Info believed to be correct November, 2015. Check schedules, prices, weather reports, road works, news of strikes, etc, prior to travel.
Things change.



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 Block / floor
Dept. / Unit (Greek)
Dept. / Unit (English)
Block / floor

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ΨΥΧΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ
ΟΦΘΑΛΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
Ω.Ρ.Λ.
ΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ Α & Β
ΕΝΤΑΤΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΕΝΗΛΙΚΟΝ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΑΥΞΗΜΕΝΗΣ ΦΡΟΝΤΙΔΑΣ
ΕΝΤΑΤΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΠΑΙΔΟΝ
ΝΕΦΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΑΚΗΣ ΑΝΑΙΜΙΑΣ
Psychiatry
Ophthalmology
E.N.T.
Surgery A & B
Intensive Care Unit – Adult
Increased Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit – Children
Nephrology
Urology
Thalassemia Unit
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ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΙ ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΥΠΟΔΟΧΗΣ
ΤΜΗΜΑ ΚΙΝΗΣΕΩΣ ΑΣΘΕΝΩΝ
ΤΜΗΜΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΚΗΣ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΤΟΥ ΝΕΦΡΟΥ
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ-ΤΑΧΥΔΡΟΜΕΙΟ
ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΝΕΥΡΟΜΥΙΚΩΝ ΠΑΘΗΣΕΩΝ
ΕΣΤΙΑΤΟΡΙΟ-ΚΥΛΙΚΕΙΟ
ΕΠΟΠΤΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ
ΝΕΥΡΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ
ΚΑΡΔΙΟΘΩΡΑΚΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ - ΑΓΓΕΙΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚ
 &  ΓΝΑΘΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ
ΕΝΤΑΤΙΚΗ ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΠΡΟΩΡΩΝ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΣΤΕΘΑΝΙΑΙΩΝ (ΕΜΦΡΑΓΜΑΤΩΝ)
ΚΑΡΔΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΒΡΑΧΕΙΑ ΝΟΣΗΛΕΙΑ
ΠΑΘOΛΟΓΙΚΗ
Main Entrance
Reception Office
In-Patients Office
Information Office
Dialysis Unit
Bank, ATM, Postbox
Social Services
Neuromuscular Disorders Unit
Restaurant & Snack bar
Supervisor
Neurosurgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Angiography
 & Maxillofacial Surgery
Intensive Care Unit – Early
Coronary (Myocardial) Unit
Cardiology
Short Hospitalisation
Pathology
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ΕΧΩΤΕΡΙΚΑ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΑ ΟΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΗΣ
ΑΚΤΙΝΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ-ΜΑΣΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ-ΟΣΤ.
ΠΥΚΝΟΤΗΤΑ
ΜΟΝ. ΗΜΕΡ. ΝΟΣΗΛΕΙΑΣ (ΧΗΜΕΙΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ)
ΠΑΙΔΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ Α & Β
ΟΡΘΟΠΕΔΙΚΗ
ΤΡΑΥΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΜΑΙΕΥΤΙΚΗ-ΓΥΝΑΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΝΕΥΡΟΛΓΙΚΗ
ΔΕΡΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ
ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ Α & Β
Outpatients – Urology
Radiotherapy – Mammography – Osteopathy
Density
Day Medical (Chemotherapy) Unit
Pediatric A & B
Orthopedic
Traumatology
Obstetric – Gynecological
Urology
Dermatology
Pathology A & B (Internal Medicine Dept).
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ΜΑΓΕΙΡΙΑ
ΓΕΝΙΚΕΣ ΑΠΟΘΕΚΕΣ-ΠΛΥΝΤΗΡΙΑ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΣΩΟΜΑΤΕΙΟΥ ΕΡΓΑΖΩΜΕΝΟΝ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΔΙΑΙΤΟΛΟΓΟΝ
ΑΚTΙΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ-ΑΓΓΕΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ
ΠΥΡΗΝΙΚΗ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ
ΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΕΙΑ
ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΙ ΑΠΟΣΤΕΙΡΩΣΗ
Catering
General Stores & Laundry
Union Office
Office Dietetics
Radiology – Angiography
Nuclear Medicine
Surgery
Central Sterilization
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ΠΛΥΟΦΡΟΙΕΣ ΠΙΣΤΟΠΟΙΗΤΙΚΑ
ΦΥΣΙΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ
ΤΜΗΜΑ ΕΠΕΙΓΟΝΤΩΝ ΠΕΡΙΣΤΑΤΙΚΩΝ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΟ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ
ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΑ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΑ
ΤΑΜΕΙΑ
ΚΥΛΙΚΕΙΟ
ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΑ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΑ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΙΟ
ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΑΙΜΟΔΟΣΙΑΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΑ
ΠΡΟΚΛΗΤΑ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΑ
ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΑ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΑ ΜΑΙΕΥΤΗΡΙΟ
Information Certificates
Physiotherapy
Emergency Department
Security Personnel Office
Outpatient Dept.
Registration Office
Snack bar
Outpatient Clinic Pharmacy
Blood Center Laboratories
Evoked Potentials
Outpatient Clinic – Maternity
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G.O.K
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G.O.K
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ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ Π.Γ.Ν.Π.
ΓΡΑΜΑΤΕΙΑ Δ.Σ.
ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΗΣ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΙΚΗΣ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑΣ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΗ
ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΕΣ ΤΑΜΕΙΟ
ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΕΣ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΕΣ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ
ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΩΝ
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ ΣΤΑΘΜΟΣ
ΑΜΦΙΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΑΙΘΟΥΣΕΣ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΑΣΕΩΝ
INTERNET ROOM
ΚΥΛΙΚΕΙΟ
ΑΝΑΠΛΗΡΩΤΗΣ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗ
ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΙΕΡΕΩΝ
ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΝΟΣΗΛΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑΣ
ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑ ΑΠΟΓΕΥΜΑΤΙΝΩΝ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΟΝ
ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑΣ
Hospital Governor
Secretariat Board
Chief Administrative Service
Citizens Communication Office
Administrative Services
Financial Services Office
Supplies
Kindergarten
Amphitheater Meeting Rooms
Internet Room
Snack bar
Deputy Governor
Priest's Office
Department Of Nursing Services
Afternoon Clinics Office
Technical Service Office
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P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
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ΤΜΗΜΑ ΛΟΙΜΩΔΩΝ-ΜΑΓΝΗΤΙΚΟΣ
ΤΟΜΟΓΡΑΦΟΣ
ΙΑΤΡΟΔΙΚΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ
ΝΕΚΡΟΤΟΜΕΙΟ
ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΟΖΩΑ
ΒΙΟΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ
ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΜΗΧΑΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΕΓΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΕΙΣ
ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑΣ
MRI / MRT Unit
Tomography
Forensic Services
Morgue
Laboratory Animals
Biomedical Engineering
Electromechanical Installations
Technical Service
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
P-L-N-J
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H-Q-R
H-Q-R
H-Q-R
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ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΑΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗΣ
ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ
ΘΥΡΩΡΕΙΑ
H – Physical Rehabilitation Unit
Q – Church
R – Concierge
H-Q-R
H-Q-R
H-Q-R
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ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΑ ΙΑΤΡΕΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΤΟΝΑΙΚΗ ΚΑΘΑΡΣΗ
ΜΟΝΑΔΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΤΟΥ ΝΕΦΡΟΥ
Outpatients Peritoneal Dialysis
Dialysis Unit
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