Ireland: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 1,200
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Tourists 2019 9.7 million
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Population 2021 4.94 million
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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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