Ireland: Medical tourism profile
The Irish health care system remains predominantly tax funded. The standard of care in hospitals and clinics is very good but with long waiting times and overcrowding. Most hospitals and clinics are state run and state owned, but there are 19 private hospitals and many private clinics.
Medical tourism numbers in
Medical tourism numbers out
Most outbound is border hopping to Northern Ireland, Scotland or England. There are no figures and no border controls.
Medical tourism promotion
Tourism Ireland has never promoted medical tourism.
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