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The Spanish health system is rated among the top ten in the world. 

The Spanish health system is rated among the top ten in the world. 

The Spanish health system is rated among the top ten in the world.

The World Health Organisation places it 7th in the world.

That is quite impressive given it is a country with over 47 million people, compared to over 5.5 million people in Ireland.

The Spanish system is regarded as first in the world for organ transplants.

Like Ireland, the system is mostly public funded and known as the National Health System.

It operates as a universal health system, something Ireland still aspires to.

In Spain, a person’s financial status does not affect their access to general healthcare.

Spain has public and private hospitals and both will often accept the European Health Insurance Card, as issued by the HSE, for public treatment if you are on holidays, or over for business.

The EHIC cover is for three months.

Spain is regarded as having one of the most efficient health systems in Europe.

For all these reasons, it is a popular choice for people opting to have healthcare abroad, funded by the HSE, or even private treatment.

The Spanish health system also attracts high public support, which is an important factor.

The standard of women’s healthcare is also good, with screening programmes in all regions.

The hospitals generally are of a very high standard and the best are independently accredited to prove this.

Add to all this the weather, the healthy food, the welcoming nature of the people plus the widespread use of the English Language, Spain is an increasingly attractive proposition for healthcare for Irish people.