Chania Hospital “St. George”

The Chania General Hospital “Agios Georgios” (St. George) with a capacity of 580 beds has been in operation since September 1, 2000. It is located in a modern facility at Mournies, Chania, and covers an area of 54,500 square meters.

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History of Chania Hospital

Chania Hospital began its operations in the late 19th century, located in Sintivani in the old town of Chania. Initially known as the Municipal Hospital of Chania, it accommodated patients in its 40-bed facility and offered treatment for various ailments.

old photo of the first hospital in Chania in 1885
The first “Municipal”, as mentioned by G.P. Kalaisakis in 1885, Hania Hospital housed on the last two floors of the four-storey old Town Hall, at the corner of Zambeliou and Halidon, said to have been built by the Venetians for Navy. Mustafa Pasha’s son, Gitritli, gave it to Hania to house the municipal services, but also the first Municipal Hospital for Christians and Muslims. It is said that surgeries were also performed! Here’s a photo of the inside of it from page 27 in the May issue of the Erizima magazine. Tzilivakis Emmanouil Archive. Source:

On February 12, 1905, the hospital was reconstructed on Dragoumi Street with the same bed capacity and over the years it was expanded. In 1928, a new building with a 20-bed facility for venereal diseases was constructed, followed by the inauguration of a 10-bed maternity clinic in 1932, thanks to a building bequeathed by the Municipality of Chania. A decade later, in 1938, a 10-bed infectious disease ward was added, along with a new annex for administration and outpatient clinics.

In 1948, the institution was nationalized and renamed “General State Hospital of Chania “Saint George””.

In 1956, it was renamed “General Hospital of Chania “Saint George””, which also marked the beginning of the demolition and reconstruction plan of the hospital. With government funding and contributions from the Pancreas Association of America, construction of the new 100-bed facility began in 1958. The bed capacity gradually increased to:

  • 120 beds in 1961
  • 150 in 1966
  • 210 in 1973
  • 260 in 1978
  • 335 in 1986

According to the ministerial decision A3b/17970/17-10-86, published in the Government Gazette 900/22-12-86, the institution was renamed as “Regional General Hospital of Chania “Saint George””.

As of September 1, 2000, the hospital, which now has a capacity of 450 beds, operates from its new state-of-the-art facility in Mournies, Chania, which covers an impressive 49,400 square meters of covered space. The facility continues to epitomize excellence in healthcare, fostering a legacy of medical innovation and patient-centered care.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Technology

With state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology, Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’ is equipped to provide the highest level of care to its patients. Here are three key features that set the hospital apart:

  • State-of-the-art medical equipment: From state-of-the-art MRI machines to advanced surgical tools, Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’ invests in the latest technology to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.
  • Modern infrastructure: The hospital boasts spacious and comfortable patient rooms, advanced operating rooms and specialized units for various medical specialties. The hospital’s design promotes a healing environment and enhances the overall patient experience.
  • Digital Health Records: Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’ utilizes a sophisticated electronic medical record system that enables seamless information sharing among healthcare professionals. This ensures that patients receive coordinated and efficient care.

These state-of-the-art facilities and technologies contribute to Chania Hospital Saint George’s commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to the community.


  • Location: Mournies, Municipality of Eleftherios Venizelos
  • Distance: 4 km from the city of Chania, 600 meters from the national road network (Mournies junction)
  • Beds: 580
  • Built in: 2000
  • Land area: 187,000 m2
  • Features: Helipad, Parking for 850 cars, Commercial building, Chapel of St. George
  • Building area: 54,500 m2

The hospital is easily accessible and offers a range of facilities designed for patient care and convenience.

Building Uses

  • Offices and rooms: 262 for administration, management and meetings
  • External clinics: 24
  • Operating rooms: 8 aseptic, 7 septic, 2 for endoscopy
  • Patient rooms: 139 total – 21 single, 35 double, 82 triple or quadruple, and 1 room with more than four beds
  • Bathroom facilities: All 139 rooms are equipped with internal bathrooms and W.C.
  • Climate Control: 139 rooms are fully air-conditioned for heating and cooling.
  • Telephone Accessibility: 137 rooms are equipped with internal telephones
inside the hospital of chania, crete

Chania Hospital Departments

The hospital has several departments that specialize in different areas of health care. The Emergency Department is staffed with highly trained professionals who are ready to handle any medical crisis. For surgical procedures, the hospital has a dedicated surgical unit equipped with the latest technology and experienced surgeons. If you need specialized care, the hospital’s various departments, such as Cardiology, Pediatrics and Oncology, are here to provide you with the best possible care. Each department is staffed with specialized doctors, nurses and technicians who work together to ensure the highest level of care and treatment.

Departments of Chania Hospital

  • Nursing Unit of the Department of Pathology and Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
  • Pediatric Nursing Department
  • Infants and Premature Infants Unit
  • Infarction Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Short Term Care Unit
  • Septic Surgery – Endoscopies
  • Maternity Hospital
  • Septic Gynecological Surgery
  • Administrative Services, Library
  • Entrance, Bar, Shops, Concierge, Amphitheater
  • Family Planning
  • Aids Unit
  • Infectious Diseases Unit
  • Artificial Kidney and Peritoneal Dialysis Unit
  • Mediterranean Anemia Unit
  • Department of Physical Medicine
  • Laboratory Medicine Department
  • Blood Donation Service – Blood Bank
  • Department of Radiology – Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine Section
  • Social Medicine
  • Emergency Department

Useful Information for Patient Visitors

  • Each patient is allowed one companion/visitor.
  • Accompanying persons for in-patients, regardless of their vaccinations or diseases, must undergo PCR or rapid testing within forty-eight (48) hours prior to admission.
  • Information about the patients’ condition is given by the doctors (13:00 – 14:00) in their offices.
  • Do not forget that patients need rest. The constant and unnecessary presence of visitors should be avoided and visitors are requested not to sit on the beds.
  • Food, drinks and flowers are not allowed in the wards and must not be placed on the bedside tables. Keep the area clean!
  • Use of equipment and facilities (beds, air conditioning, oxygen suction) is restricted to clinic staff.
  • Windows must be closed at all times and the unnecessary use of blinds is prohibited.
  • Do not make unnecessary use of intercom telephones.
  • Finally, we remind you that smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the hospital due to health regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the visiting hours at Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’?

The visiting hours of Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’ are as follows:

  • Weekdays: 13:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 21:00
  • Weekends & Holidays: 13:00 – 21:00

How can I make an appointment with a specialist at Chania Hospital?

To make a telephone appointment, please call 2821071010 daily between 08:00-14:00. For personal appointments, daily from 07:00-14:30 at the secretariat of the Regular Outpatient Clinics. Your AMKA is required in all cases.

Evening appointments can be made by calling 2821322352 and 2821322572 from Monday to Friday between 15:00 and 20:00.

What insurance plans are accepted at Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’?

Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’ accepts a variety of insurance plans. You can check with the hospital to see if your insurance is accepted and what coverage it provides.

Are there any ongoing research projects or clinical trials at Chania Hospital?

Yes, there are ongoing research projects and clinical trials taking place at Chania Hospital ‘Saint George’. They are dedicated to the advancement of medical knowledge and the improvement of patient care.

Does the hospital have a website?

Yes, they do, but it is in Greek only:

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