News from GAU
Florence Nightingale Hospitals
By Margaret Sheard
There is a lot of news coming from GAU and we have received information of yet another groundbreaking project they are undertaking to make North Cyprus a modern go-ahead country. Having been involved with the promotion of the Flying Angels project and during our interview of Serhat Akpinar to publish a story of his vision to create GAU, we were aware there were other projects in the pipeline, including a new hospital, and here is the news of GAU’s involvement with the health needs of the country. To read the article about Serhat Akpinar click here
Giant Co-operation in Health System and Education
Initial approaches were made with the co-operation of GAU, Bilim University and Florence Nightingale Hospitals on the basis of European Union Health Structures General Criteria and Joint Commission International Health Institutions, accreditation criteria to run the first of Green Hospital Complex in TRNC. This co-operated project will commence a new era in Health Systems and Services.
The Chancellor’s Office of GAU announced that the Turkish Cypriot community will benefit from the quality and international standard health services with the project to be co-operated under GAU Florence Nightingale “Smart Health” Health Complex and Medicine Centre which will introduce the highest level in the field of international medicine.
The Press were also at the meeting which included the Founding Rector and Chancellor of the Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar, GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellor of the Board of Administrators, Dr. Asım Vehbi, Vice-Chancellor of the Board of Administrators, Olgun Üstün and Cemile Esenyel, GAU Rector Prof. Dr. Yıldırım Öner, Member of Board of Administrators of Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Yavuz Tunç and Rector of Bilim University, Prof. Dr. Çavlan Çiftçi, Head of Constructional Works and Technical Office, Erdoğan Akpak,, Project Architect, Fevzi Özersay and other Senior GAU Authorities attended.
A trademark in global medicine, the Florence Nightingale Hospital will be 56,000 m2 built on a green field area and will consist of:-
Policlinics of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Orthopedic, Gynecological diseases, Dermatology, Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric and Urology also fully-equipped operating theatres, Emergency Service, Gynecology, Dialysis Centre, In Vitro Fertilization Centre, Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, Geriatrics and Elderly Care Centre, Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre, Diagnosis Centre; Radiology, Mammography, Tomography, MR, Bone Density, Ultrasound, Bio-chemical laboratory, Micro-biology, Halter (rhythm/tension), Effort/Echo, X Ray, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy services, Healthy Living and Beauty Centre; Healthy Diet, Combat Obesity, Orthopedic, Neurologic, Hand, Cardiac therapies.
He also stated that they, as the GAU Global Science Family, do feel honoured to establish such a significant project on behalf of the country and the health system. Mr Akpınar also stressed that the GAU Florence Nightingale ‘Smart Health’ Health Complex and Medicine Centre is focused on contributing to the necessities of health in line with communal benefit and communal services.
The construction of the complex is planned to be completed by 2015. Mr Akpınar also stated that the project, which will be undertaken by GAU, is regarded as significant due to its future contribution for the rational, scientific, humanist and communal needs of the country.
Serhat Akpınar thanked all of the press and public opinion leaders for their participation and also thanked those who contributed to the process of the project.
A member of Florence Nightingale Hospitals Administration Board, Yavuz TUNÇ, has stated that the institution will hold 6 hospitals under its management. Yavuz Tunç also emphasised the honour of establishing such a hospital in the TRNC together with GAU.
Yavuz Tunç emphasised the excitement they have for the project which is to be realized and he also added that Girne and all Cyprus will be able to appreciate the health services provided in line with the completion of the project.