16 September 2012 by Anna Staford
Travellers don’t usually think in advance of what to do if something goes wrong on a trip. Unfortunately, accidents and illness happen and it is far more difficult if you get into trouble in a foreign new country. It is nor easy to find out where to go for the best healthcare, especially when you don’t speak the local language. In view of this we have prepared some contact information about some of the best and most trusted healthcare centres and hospitals in Spain.
Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world and it is known as the country that has some of the best public hospitals in the world. There are a great number of internationally recognised private hospitals as well. In general, the Spanish government contributes to the development of the healthcare infrastructure, so travellers are cared for very well.
The Hospital de Dénia is considered to be the top Spanish hospital. It is also recognised as the second one in Europe to have become completely digital. That is why it has the highest certification on implementing its electronic medical records. The Hospital de Dénia, managed by Marina Salud organization, is named “the hospital of the future”.
Address: Partida Beniadlà, S/N, 03700 Denia
Telephone: +34 966 42 90 00
Hospital de Torrevieja is a high performing public hospital. Although it is not completely digital, it is equipped with modern equipment and techniques. This hospital set up new standards of quality in Spanish medical services. As a result, more than 50% of patients do not need to stay in hospital after surgeries because follow up care is provided on an out-patient basis. Having a goal of creating a “paperless hospital”, Hospital de Torrevieja has electronic medical records.
Address: Carretera CV-95 S/N, Torrevieja, Valencia, 03186
Telephone: +34 965 721 200
Capio Fundación Jiménez Díaz opens its doors to both private and Social Security patients. This hospital has maintained its three founding objectives for over 70 years: teaching, researching and treating. Although the hospital is small in size, its quality compares favourably with the best and is respected across the world.
Address: Avenida de los Reyes Católicos, 2 28040 Madrid
Telephone: +34 915 50 48 00
The main goals of Hospital Universitari i Politècnic la Fe are to maintain and develop high quality uniformed standards in the area of diagnosis and treatment. Being an international centre in transplants, the hospital is well known around the world. Recently, the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic la Fe moved to new and more modern facilities.
Address: Bulevar Sur s/n 46026 Valencia
Telephone: +34 961 24 40 00
Established in 1906, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is on the list among the best, superb, world-class, high-tech institutions. The hospital has set the standard from basic treatment to more complex transplant procedures. What is very important for tourists is that medical facility in the hospital has some professionals that can assist English-speaking patients. Hospital Clínic de Barcelona provides 24-hour ambulance and pharmacy services.
Address: Carrer de Casanova, 143 08036 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 934 035 258
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