When moving to a new country, the language barriers can often be one of the biggest hurdles for us to overcome.
It's no secret that many expats who move to Spain are unable to pick up the Spanish language straight way and that it can take some time to get up to speed.
It's one thing to have problems getting what you want at the local supermarket or ordering the right dish in a restaurant, but quite another when it comes to conversing with a foreign doctor who does not speak the same language as you do.
In such situations, it's extremely important that when speaking to any medical practitioner that you are able to express yourself properly and understand what the doctor is saying to you during a consultation.
Hospital Quirónsalud was formerly known as Hospital San Jaime and is a part of the extensive Sanitas national network of hospitals.
The hospital is situated close to the Salt Lake Park in the North of Torrevieja with easy access to the N332 motorway.
Since opening in 2002, Hospital Quirónsalud has established a reputation as an expert multidisciplinary centre of the highest standard. It is well known throughout the health industry in Spain as a first class clinical centre offering sophisticated diagnostic equipment and advanced tumor and oncology services.
The hospital comprises of two main buildings with a total floor space of over 22,000 sqm and 120 separate rooms. Parking is also available for around 500 vehicles.
The Hospital Cima in Barcelona is the first Sanitas Hospital outside of Madrid. The 11,000 sq meter building was opened in 2003 as a general hospital and offers a total of 48 rooms and 6 operating rooms, all of which are fully equipped with the latest technology. Hospital Cima provides patients with a high level of medical expertise via the 150 members of staff that are available.
Hospital Cima, is a seven storey building and offers healthcare of the highest standard, and boasts the latest medical technology. Three of the key features of this medical center are prevention, comfort and modern technology. This means that every care has been taken to provide a high quality, effective, personalised experience for every patient that passes through the centre.
The Hospital Quironsalud Marbella is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary hospital located in the centre of Marbella, Costa del Sol, treating patients from around the globe. The hospital boasts the best in latest technology and patient facilities in a building of 10,500m2. Facilities include a full 24/7 emergency service, ICU, Dialysis and Radiology plus physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as a full range of specialties (listed below).
Significant investments have been made in improving hotel facilities (accommodation, catering etc), providing highly comfortable patient accommodation with many rooms looking towards the sea. Further investment has been made in medical facilities and technology so that the hospital is now amongst the best in the private sector. The hospital is highly efficient and has been able to attract top specialists to its staff and to incorporate new specialties so that the highest quality, most complete care is provided to patients, all in one location.
Being passionate about patient care is of great importance in the healthcare sector and this is why this year, Sanitas joined forces with the highly acclaimed Vithas Xanit International Hospital in Benalmadena, Costa del Sol.
The Vithas Xanit Benalmadena is no regular hospital, not just because they offer an unrivalled range of specialties and patient services, but also because of the huge investment that has been made into developing services and in attracting top consultants and physicians to their team.
At the Vithas Xanit International, every effort is made to ensure that you receive friendly, caring healthcare in comfortable surroundings. This is backed up by a multidisciplinary, integrated team of doctors, nurses and therapists who ensure that your care comprises of a full care pathway from start to finish, provided by professionals that you can trust. Additionally, there is a multilingual Patient Care Department who can help you with any queries or concerns that you have regarding your stay or treatment, whether it is simply an outpatient appointment or complex surgery. Finally, there are individual receptions for each department, with a team of specially trained reception staff, who can cater for visitors in a variety of languages including English, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Arabic, French and German.
The prestigious Hospiten in Estepona joined the Sanitas network of hospitals on 5th December 2011. Conveniently located just off the main carretera in Estepona on the Costa Del Sol, the hospital boasts state of the art medical facilities in the most comfortable surroundings.
The Hospiten group started life over 40 years ago, when the first of the group´s clinics was founded in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. In the years that followed, facilities were inaugurated throughout the Canary Islands and into mainland Spain, as well as on the other side of the Atlantic in Mexico.