Greece bids for slice of UK NHS
This article was originally published in Clinica
A new private hospital in Greece is the latest newcomer in the race to secure a slice of the potentially lucrative business of treating UK National Health Service patients abroad. The Interbalkan European Medical Center, based in Thessaloniki, is a "state-of-the-art", 450-bed facility, with capacity to treat 25,000 patients a year in key areas of NHS surgery output, such as hip and knee replacements and cataract operations. The hospital's bid is said to be some 30-40% cheaper than private care in the UK.