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"Folia" Support Centre

Bank of Cyprus offers a "nest" to "rare" patients

Bank of Cyprus is engaging as the main partner in the establishment and operation of the model "Folia" (nest) centre, a point of reference as well as a centre for information and education to patients with rare disorders and their families.

The Centre, which began operating on Thursday, 6 July 2017, was established in collaboration with the Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders and with the support of the Ministry of Health.

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The decision to set up the Centre realises the dreams of some 60,000 patients and their families, as the centre will provide them with information, support and education.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and its strategy to support the field of healthcare, the Bank is standing by this important and absolutely necessary project that provides support to a large group of patients.

In engaging as a partner, the Bank not only helps cover the centre’s day-to-day operating costs, but also provides support more generally through its team of volunteers who are members of the Bank’s staff, who will be offering clerical work and supporting various events.

The Centre was inaugurated on Thursday, 6 July 2017, by Minister of Health Dr Giorgos Pamboridis, acting on behalf of the President of the Republic, at a ceremony attended by distinguished guests.

In his inaugural address, Bank of Cyprus Group CEO John Patrick Hourican welcomed the establishment of the centre, and referred to the partnership with the Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders as well as to the support provided by the Ministry of Health, which allows around 60,000 patients to receive the proper information and education regarding their disorder.

For her part, Dr Androulla Eleftheriou, President of the Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders, noted that “Bank of Cyprus was quick to understand the daily plight of patients and their families in safeguarding their fundamental rights to quality health, social inclusion and education. The Bank believed in the need for a model centre that would help and provide practical support to patients with rare disorders, with a direct impact on the patients’ lives.”

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The Centre is located at 10 Terra Santa Street, Strovolos, Nicosia.

Contact phone: 22 203762

Fax: 22 203766

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00

Email: card@raredisorderscyprus.com

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