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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Polish geriatricians not plumbers

I receive loads of e-mail press releases. Most are quickly consigned to the recycle bin.

Why I wondered had somebody sent me a news release to do with: “United Kingdom Citizens travelling to Poland for medical treatment”

A quick inspection of the organization’s web site (statmedia) answered my question.

According to forecasts by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency the number of patients travelling to Poland from overseas is set to increase by 10-20% each year. A lot of them will be from the UK. In the future many of them will be older people.

It is a no brainer that the only way the UK can deal with the medical care of its ageing population is to use off-shore facilities. Some will be in India and some closer to home. The trend has begun. Dick Stroud

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