It didn't strike me as the most hygienic of places.
I think this is a real problem. Having had more experience than I would have wished of three major Cretan hospitals - both inpatient and outpatient facilities - I have nothing but praise for the doctors, particularly the overworked and underpaid junior ones. When asked what I thought of the Greek health system I was always fiercely loyal to my host country and played up the quality of the medical care.
But if anyone really needed to know, if they were likely to need to use the hospitals, I felt it necessary to prepare them, and be honest. To warn them that other aspects of the hospital environment might tend to fall short of what they might expect. That outpatient clinics, even in Heraklion's university hospital, can seem worryingly Third World - overcrowded, under ventilated and grubby. A & E departments, the last time I had occasion to use them, lacked a proper triage system. The public lavatories were a serious health risk, with only the most perfunctory efforts made to keep soap and drying facilities topped up.
I haven't been inside a Greek hospital since last autumn, obviously pre Covid 19, so I don't know how they are dealing with the arrival of potential virus-infected patients. I imagine there is a good efficient system in place for identifying and cordoning them off immediately. If so then given the scarcity of patients in Crete I am sure it worked perfectly.
But the overall lack of hygiene, and what can be a cavalier attitude to possible infection on the part of a population which has been very little affected by the virus...I am afraid make Crete very vulnerable to the arrival of incoming tourists using the hospitals.