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mariner


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12/02/2011 21:03

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hi, we are new to this forum, we are looking for places to retire early, can anyone please advise how good health care is in northern cyprus and how expensive compared to the UK, many thanks, stuart



nurseawful



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12/02/2011 21:14

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Healthcare here really depends on a couple of things, if you don't have any serious problems when you move here, then you are of to a flying start.

If however you take ill when you are here make sure you have enough in the bank to cover you for the bills! You can get treated in the 'state hospitals' and you will hear mixed reports on them. Or you can have excellent care in the many private hospitals but it will cost you albeit still cheaper than UK private.

If you want more specific information feel free to e-mail me on trnchealthcare@gmail.com



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Hector


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12/02/2011 21:53

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I also understand that in state hospitals your family is expected to look after you i.e food etc.



nurseawful



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12/02/2011 22:00

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Hector,

They actually do feed you in the state hospitals but the food shall we say is adequate but not really the kind of food most of us are used to or like. Yes the family or carers will need to look after you but my experience is that the hospitals have Turkish or Cypriot carers on stand by who will help you for a small fee.



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Hector


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12/02/2011 22:12

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Chris

Thanks you for clarifying that.



Woodspeckie


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12/02/2011 22:35

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A friend of ours had a heart attack in December while on holiday, he was taken to Lefkosa hosp where he was in intensive care for 4 days then transferred to a ward for 11 days, his partner was unable to look after him but family of Turkish Cypriot patients helped her with him, when he was able to get out of bed in the evening after visiting 3 TC's helped him to get walking again, they were fantastic. On discharge the cost was 730. We were staying at the Pia Bella who provided food to be taken to the hospital and most days a member of staff to take his Partner to hospital, everyone so very helpful.



mariner


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13/02/2011 11:27

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hi, thank you for your replys, the staff and people sound like they are very friendly but how does northern cyprus compare to the UK with the latest technology/treatments etc, regards, stuart



crofter


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13/02/2011 11:39

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We have no experience of the state hospitals but the private hospitals have the most up to date equipment/technology and several of these private hospitals are brand new as they were opened in 2010. Members of our family have had major operations in the private hospitals and the medical knowledge and care received was first class.



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