Cystic Fibrosis Centres

Cystic Fibrosis Centres HCFA TEAM February 15, 2023

Cystic Fibrosis requires constant, regular monitoring by qualified doctors at a Cystic Fibrosis Centre at least every 3 months. With the appropriate medical monitoring of patients by organised centres for the treatment of the disease, which operate with a special team surrounded by specialised doctors of various specialities (CF team) and experienced nursing staff, the quality of life of patients can be improved, as well as the improvement of their health, better prognosis and longer survival. The majority of patients are treated in the major centres in Athens and Thessaloniki, while a small number of patients are treated in regional hospitals.

CF Centers in Athens

tel. 2132013761,

The Cystic Fibrosis Unit has been operating since 1961. In 1987 it joined the NHS as an independent department. It is the largest pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center in Greece and monitors more than 300 children with Cystic Fibrosis. Patients are monitored regularly with visits to the Department’s outpatient clinics every 1-3 months. A small number of children are also admitted to the hospital each month.

The department is staffed by the doctors Mrs.Loukou Ioanna (Director of the Department), Mrs.Petrochilou Argyri, Mrs.Moustaki Maria, Mrs.Zarkada Ioanna.

Tel.: +30 213-2058408 (Secretary- Appointment) Monday-Friday 11:00-15:00, +30 213 2058342 (CF Unit & Emergencies),

The adult CF Unit monitors CF patients since 1997. It’s the largest Unit in Greece for the treatment and follow-up of adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis, where about 300 CF patients are monitored. The Unit is in a separate area and consists of doctors’ offices and ten single clinic rooms. With donations from the Panhellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association, the wards have been equipped with televisions, small refrigerators and static bicycles.

The Department is staffed by the Head of the Unit, Mrs Diamantea Filia, Lung Specialist, Director of the NHS and Mrs Christakakakou Athina, Lung Specialist, Staff Physician. B’ NHS.

CF Centers in Thessaloniki

tel. 2310892435

More than 116 children with cystic fibrosis are systematically cared for, both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The children are followed up at pre-arranged quarterly visits to a special outpatient clinic that operates every Tuesday, and are free to be admitted to the clinic if they experience a deterioration in their health. Children with permanent Pseudomonas colonisation are also regularly admitted to hospital for intravenous treatment. In many cases, the CF nurse educates the parents about home hospitalisation for these cases. Supportive physiotherapy and education is provided by the physiotherapists.

The responsible physician of the Department is Hatziagorou Elpida, Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Pediatric Pulmonology, AUTH.

tel. 2313307858,

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the C. Papanikolaou Hospital of Thessaloniki has been operating for 15 years within the framework of the Pulmonology and Tuberculosis Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is the only adult Cystic Fibrosis monitoring centre in the North of Greece. Greece, as well as one of the two organised adult centres in Greece. More than 60 adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis from all over Northern Greece, from Evros to Epirus, are currently being treated in the hospital. The number of patients of the Centre increases significantly every year, as more than 30 adult patients are gradually transferred to the Centre, who are treated in the paediatric Cystic Fibrosis departments of Papageorgiou and Hippocrates in Thessaloniki.

The Department is staffed by the Head of the Department of the Centre Ms. Katerina Manika, Ms. Professor of Pulmonology and the pulmonologists Mrs Chatzimitrova, Mrs Papadaki Eleni, Mrs Sionidou.

Cystic Fibrosis Centers

tel. 210 5832044, fax: 2105832229, tel. for appointments: 1535 (code 06881), opening hours: 09.00-14.00, location of the Clinic: ground floor, days of operation of the Outpatient Clinics (except on-call days of the Hospital) : Monday

Since 2013, the opening of a Cystic Fibrosis clinic in the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit of the C. Pediatric Clinic of the Attikon General Hospital, where a small number of children with Cystic Fibrosis are monitored by Mr. Konstantinos Duros, Pediatric Pulmonologist – Pediatric Allergist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Department of Children – St. Sophia.

About 30 patients with Cystic Fibrosis are monitored by Mrs. Maria Fotoulaki, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis departments of the Hippocrates and Papanikolaou Hospitals of Thessaloniki.

9 children with CF are monitored in the outpatient clinic by the responsible physician, Mr. Konstantinos Bolis, Director of the NHS Pediatrics, in cooperation with the CF Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki.

In cooperation with the C.I. Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki,11 adult patients are attendedin the outpatient clinic of Cystic Fibrosis every Thursday by the responsible physician, Mr. George Pitsidianakis, Director of the NHS Pulmonology and a number of children with C.I. by pediatrician Mr. Emmanuel Paraskakis.

The CF Clinic is officially operating at the University Hospital of Larissa from November 2022, every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, with the responsible doctors Mrs. Karetsi Eleni and Mrs. Perlepe Garyfallia-Irini. 8 patients will be monitored in the clinic. Appointments can be made by contacting the secretary’s office at 2413501179. 2413501179.