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Banning private healthcare in Ireland’s public hospitals

The use of private healthcare in Ireland’s public hospitals should be phased out, Sinn Féin has urged ahead of this month’s budget.  Were it...

Turkey: burns centre treats international patients

The biggest in Europe, the burn centre at Başakşehir Pine and Sakura City Hospital in Istanbul says it has catered to patients from 25 countries since...

Medical travel increases to Singapore

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 500,000 foreign patients may have visited Singapore annually for medical treatment, although this number is disputed. Healthcare providers are however...

Costa Rica: data shows medical tourism recovery

Medical travel to Costa Rica is recovering. Data from the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) states that in 2019, medical tourism generated US$465...
Barbados medical travel

Investing in Barbados healthcare

In a year’s time, the island of Barbados will have a one-stop, 24-hour, multi-purpose urgent care facility, as a result of a US$12 million...

US state grows abortion services

Southwestern US state, New Mexico, has approved a new abortion clinic near the Texas border after the Roe decision and legislation in some states. New...

Is crypto the answer for Russia’s medical travellers?

For many years, the government and the national banking sector of Russia has looked at but not been prepared to accept crypto currency.  Now...

Iran grows inbound medical travel

Iran attracted 125,231 international medical tourists during the first quarter of the current Persian calendar year (from March 21, 2022).  The Health Ministry’s tourism...

Energy crisis could close Hungary’s spas

Half of the spas in Hungary will be forced to close due to the energy crisis according to the Hungarian Spa Association. The association has...

Caymans: the healthcare saga keeps running

Hospital group, Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) says its investments in innovative technology, international accreditation and promotion efforts have put the Cayman Islands on...