Navigation Links
Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

oyetes health centre at the tourist trap of Benidorm explains to would-be customers: "If you don't speak Spanish come with someone who does. You'll get better service."

At Benidorm-Villajoyosa hospital "health tourism" is a taboo subject.

At the entrance stands Beth Wilson, a 65-year-old English woman, who vouches for the service as being "the quickest in Spain."

Having come over for a varicose veins operation "she obtained an appointment within a few months whereas in England we'd have waited for years," says husband Keith.

But faced with increasing numbers of foreign patients in areas favoured by tourists such as Andalusia in the south and the Balearic Islands, regional authorities and doctors alike are speaking out over what they say are the lack of funds and human resources to treat so many within the national health scheme.

In 2006, "125,000 foreign tourists were treated by the Valencia regional health system," says Cervera, adding that their treatment cost the regional authority 88 million euros (110 million dollars).

He adds that EU cohesion funds destined to aid tourism in the region -- healthcare is administered on a regional basis in decentralised Spain -- "only came to four million euros."

Doctor Llevata noted that "we are desperately short of personnel and funds are insufficient" for what he says are "unforeseen" pressures on local healthcare.

Dorothy Ramirez de la Pecina -- a Finnish translator who speaks nine languages -- has been a key member of staff at the hospital in Benidorm for several years.

"Some old people arrive very ill from their own country," she said.

"They all thank me" for liaising with doctors and for helping to avoid "diagnosis errors."


'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 From embedded sensors and biometrics to ... technology will take center stage at the FitnessTech Summit ... the 2015 International CES® , January 6, 2015 in ... Bellini 2004). The bond between fitness and technology is stronger ... devices and more about the human body. , “Fitness technology ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 The ... its 12th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma from ... Maryland. Daytime conference sessions will take place on the ... while dinners, including a community dinner and an awards ... , Sessions will cover a range of topics about ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 Residents of retirement ... in this year’s SENIORS GOT TALENT, an annual online ... From piano players to classic crooners, to seniors partying ... older adults are indeed living young. , “SENIORS GOT ... there’s a cash prize, has always been about highlighting ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Recently, SweetDressy.com, a well-known dress supplier and ... of 2014 Evening Dresses. All these fresh items are ... marketing manager, the special offer is valid until Dec. ... Sweetdressy.com has been working well in the fashion industry ... designs. Their new dresses may be the best products ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Mental health issues affect tens of ... families, ruin careers, and generally destroy lives. , ... suffer,” says Hardy Nutritionals® founder David ... specialized nutritional treatments can reverse these disorders naturally.” ... Matter”, the premiere episode of O2 Media’s new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 2Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 3Health News:Next Wave Fitness Products Debut at FitnessTech Summit Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES 4Health News:2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Will Take Place at the National Institutes of Health Campus 2Health News:2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Will Take Place at the National Institutes of Health Campus 3Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 2Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 3Health News:SweetDressy.com Unveiled A New Selection Of Evening Dresses 2Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 2Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 3
... ... of Plantronics telephone headsets, has re-launched its blog to serve as a ... As headsets do more and telephone systems work more closely with computers, ... and the like. Headsets Direct,s blog posts answers to the top ...
... , SEATTLE, Aug. 25 While many debate ... confidently propose will fix health care. With input from doctors and consumers, ... care status quo. , , "The struggles with health ... CEO of Clarion Care. "First, put health care dollars back in the ...
... , , , SHERMAN OAKS, ... facility, a subsidiary of Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. (PHS), today is ... , The new Cardiac Cath. Lab helps to definitively ... in opening the clotted coronary arteries that cause heart attacks. ...
... , , DES MOINES, ... drugs through Iowa Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide ... to Iowa residents, was launched in June, 2008. Every resident of Iowa ... , Former Hawkeye,s Head Football Coach Hayden Fry has been ...
... Aug. 25 A symptomless blood disorder, monoclonal gammo ... not linked to as many serious diseases as previously thought. This finding ... study published in the August 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic ... MGUS has long been thought to be a precursor of serious ...
... ... Percentage of Proceeds to Inspire People to Sign Up to Donate Life - New CD ... ... quartet that scored an international smash with the song "I Swear," is returning to recording ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Headsets Direct Blog Becomes Real-Time Help Desk for Plantronics Headset Questions 2Health News:Headsets Direct Blog Becomes Real-Time Help Desk for Plantronics Headset Questions 3Health News:Seattle Software Firm Claims to Cure What Ails Health Care 2Health News:Sherman Oaks Hospital Opens New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Reopens Behavioral Health Facility for Seniors 2Health News:Sherman Oaks Hospital Opens New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Reopens Behavioral Health Facility for Seniors 3Health News:Iowa Drug Card a Huge Success With Iowans 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Common Blood Disorder May Not be Linked to as Many Serious Diseases, as Previously Thought 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Common Blood Disorder May Not be Linked to as Many Serious Diseases, as Previously Thought 3Health News:R&B / Pop Vocal Quartet All-4-One Makes 7-Year Comeback 2Health News:R&B / Pop Vocal Quartet All-4-One Makes 7-Year Comeback 3
(Date:11/24/2014)... CLEVELAND , 24 novembre 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... la sua tecnologia sarà esposta durante l,apertura ... di simulazione d,Europa, ossia la Fondazione IRCCS ... denominati SuRgical Planner (SRP) (strumento di pianificazione ... (piattaforma di navigazione chirurgica avanzata) saranno presentati ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... , President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a ... Conference. Anthera will present at 4:30PM ... in New York City . ... is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 22, 2014  New data demonstrates ... the most common form of female sexual dysfunction, Hypoactive ... function or driving performance in premenopausal women when taken ... Medicine Society of North America,s ... Miami . SMSNA accepted this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 2La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 3La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 4Anthera Pharmaceuticals to Present at Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 2Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 3
... NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 17, 2011 Rochester Medical Implants ... and precision products, announced today that it has relocated ... in Noblesville, Indiana. In acknowledgement of the location change, ... and email addresses will be unaffected. The ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... in its catalogue: ... Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0656885/Bare-Metal-Stents-BMS---Global-Pipeline-Analysis-Competitive-Landscape-and-Market-Forecasts-to-2017.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Cardiovascular_Devices Bare ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rochester Medical Implants Relocates to New Facility in Noblesville, IN 2Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 2Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 3Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 4Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 5Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 6Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 7Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 8Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 9Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 10Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 11Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 12Bare Metal Stents (BMS) - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 13
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
... cautery connector extending from the top of ... electrosurgery when properly attached to standard cautery ... Endo-Surgery provides disposable handheld instruments that provide ... instruments come in 5mm and 10mm sizes. ...
... The Featured Products ... at Mediflex and are ... modular in regular or ... come equipped with insulation, ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: