Alkionides UK provides a homely environment, the 'nest', in north London for Cypriot patients undergoing essential medical treatment that is not available in Cyprus. The government of Cyprus generously covers the enormous medical costs at the best hospitals in the UK but not transport or accommodation. Patients and their families typically need to stay for between a few days to many months. Our volunteers and psychologists visit them to provide moral support, translation and transport when required.
The Alkionides 'nest' is a four-bedroom house in Finsbury Park, which is conveniently located for the main hospitals. We also povide Cypriot TV and Internet. Over the years the Alkionides "Nest" has proved to be an invaluable facility where the patients feel at home, in a foreign country.
If you would like to help then please visit the Get Involved page to learn more.
Photo of our wonderful team meeting the new High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Andreas Kakouris and the Welfare Officer, Ms. Maria Aloupa, at the Cyprus High Commission in October 2019
Below are some photos taken at our new 'nest' in Finsbury Park, London