The standard of healthcare in Spain is very high with anyone paying social security contributions entitled to state healthcare. Visitors from the EU are also entitled to free emergency medical care.
However, there has been an inflow of private healthcare companies into the sector as demand for medical treatment increases, due to a growing population and the burgeoning tourism industry on the island.
The largest private healthcare provider in the Balearics is Red Asistencial Juaneda. It provides quality care to more than 100,000 European residents, second-home owners and visitors to the island and this year celebrates 100 years since its inauguration.
Dr. Onofre Juaneda founded Clínica Juaneda in 1917. It was set up to ensure every patient received the highest level of treatment, care and personal attention from its team of specially qualified professionals. Dr. Juan Alguersuari later acquired Clínica Juaneda in 1987 and continued to ensure patients received the same excellent standard of care.
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Over the years, Juaneda has kept up with the growing requirements and needs of patients, transforming itself into Red Asistencial Juaneda. Today, it is one of the leading hospital groups in European healthcare and has a network of five hospitals: two in Palma (Juaneda Clinic and Hospital Juaneda Miramar) and a further three in Muro, Ciutadella and Mahón. It is the only operator in the private sector with a presence in both Mallorca and Menorca.
The visiting patient can expect a comprehensive range of medical services, state-of-the-art technology installed throughout its hospitals, access to credentialed doctors and physicians plus multi-lingual speaking staff (more than 20 different languages are spoken). Super-specialisation includes Oncology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Neurosurgery.
A further 50 medical and emergency centres, located across Mallorca and Menorca, also help facilitate the patient’s access to medical care.
“Satisfying the needs of foreign and local patients has become one of the most essential tasks for our company,” explains Dr. Juan Alguersuari.
With the number of medical tourists predicted to increase by up to 25 per cent every year for the next decade, Dr. Juan Alguersuari is also aware that Mallorca is perfectly placed to become one of the leading medical treatment destinations in Europe.
In 2015, the Group built on its own reputation for treating foreign patients by opening the International Medical Center in Palma. A centre of excellence for individual and family care, it is dedicated to the health care of patients 365 days a year and offers personalised care in a number of languages including German, English and French.
“Patients can be treated as if they were in their home country without worrying about not being understood correctly,” says Dr. Juan Alguersuari.
As the Juaneda Group grows it continues to commit itself to the ongoing renovation and improvement of its health service. It recently invested in the renewal of the Haemodialysis unit at Miramar hospital (the hospital now features 29 cutting-edge dialysis machines) and last year it saw the opening of Juaneda Sport Health, a medical centre specialising in sports medicine located within the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor. The Group also has dental clinics, a Fertility Centre, as well as a home-care service.
With Juaneda celebrating its centenary this year it continues to strengthen its position as the leading healthcare provider in the Balearics, offering the best specialists, innovative technology, personalised service, and of course, the best quality care to its patients.
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