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NHS patients in Cyprus. Northern Cyprus

Postby denizaksulu » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:22 pm

I have just been reliable informed by an acquaintance that she has just arrived in the RoC on holiday/NHS treatment in Cyprus. The northern part.

Apparently the lady in question is holidaying in the south and receiving NHS dialysis treatment in the University Hospital in Famagusta at regular intervals. The UK NHS has provided this service as being the most economic and suitable for its UK based patients.

Am I dreaming or is the NHS/UK in fact recognising the north Cyprus one way or another. Is this a common occurence?

Please do not ask for links as this is from the horses mouth - so to speak.
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Postby B25 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:56 pm

Would your acquaintance be Gasman by any chance????
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:03 am

B25 wrote:Would your acquaintance be Gasman by any chance????


Is her daughter my next door neighbor? :shock:

What a silly question.
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Postby B25 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:33 am

Not silly deniz, I had my reasons for asking though.
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:40 am

B25 wrote:Not silly deniz, I had my reasons for asking though.


You miss gasman then, obviously.

I do too. :lol:

I still cant believe she isnt here because of 'hand bag swinging amongst the ladies'. :lol:
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Re: NHS patients in Cyprus. Northern Cyprus

Postby Get Real! » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:24 am

denizaksulu wrote:Please do not ask for links as this is from the horses mouth - so to speak.

By the same token, you shouldn’t start threads on things that cannot be substantiated.
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Re: NHS patients in Cyprus. Northern Cyprus

Postby denizaksulu » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:24 am

Get Real! wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:Please do not ask for links as this is from the horses mouth - so to speak.

By the same token, you shouldn’t start threads on things that cannot be substantiated.


Unfortunately for you it is not in the 'press'. The womans daughter told me. She is English and probably doesnt know where Cyprus is yet alone have an opinion on the cyprob. She told me in passing, thats all.
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Postby vaughanwilliams » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:58 pm

It's called Medical Tourism. Believe it or not, some Northern Cyprus private/university hospitals are world class and even have advanced, modern medical equipment not found elsewhere in Cyprus.
If the NHS can buy treatment cheaper here than closer to home, they'd be remiss not to.
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:45 pm

vaughanwilliams wrote:It's called Medical Tourism. Believe it or not, some Northern Cyprus private/university hospitals are world class and even have advanced, modern medical equipment not found elsewhere in Cyprus.
If the NHS can buy treatment cheaper here than closer to home, they'd be remiss not to.


Its funny that the NHS web site which I re-checked this morning (knowing the results already) specifically exclude the north Cyprus and suggest travellers take out private insurance. Obviously what is printed on the NHS.gov site and the reality do not fit. :lol:

Good luck to them. They get to see both worlds. :lol:
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Postby vaughanwilliams » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:00 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
vaughanwilliams wrote:It's called Medical Tourism. Believe it or not, some Northern Cyprus private/university hospitals are world class and even have advanced, modern medical equipment not found elsewhere in Cyprus.
If the NHS can buy treatment cheaper here than closer to home, they'd be remiss not to.


Its funny that the NHS web site which I re-checked this morning (knowing the results already) specifically exclude the north Cyprus and suggest travellers take out private insurance. Obviously what is printed on the NHS.gov site and the reality do not fit. :lol:

Good luck to them. They get to see both worlds. :lol:


I know that UK NHS treatment is not available in TRNC - if the patient instigates it. However, the NHS may send patients in UK abroad, including to the TRNC, for treatment at favourable rates, but this is not at all the same thing.
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