New Zealand
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Treatment abroad: New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country, made up of two large islands known as "North Island" and "South Island", surrounded by numerous smaller islands.

Private healthcare in New Zealand is of a high standard, with costs around 30% cheaper than in the US, with many medical tourism agencies and private hospitals offering surgery packages including flights, treatment, aftercare and accommodation.

The Commonwealth Fund (USA) has consistently ranked New Zealand as having one of the best health care systems in the world.

The hospitals in New Zealand have the latest equipment in the medical industry, and most specialists have received training from the top medical schools in the world.

Why choose New Zealand

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, south-east of Australia, New Zealand's total size exceeds the entire landmass of the UK, and slightly less than...

The healthcare system

Medical training in New Zealand is similar to in the UK. The primary qualification to practice as a doctor is a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, (...

Travel and accommodation

The city of Auckland is located on the north island and is the busiest entry point into New Zealand, along with two other major international airpo...

About New Zealand

New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere, south-east of Australia, and stretches 1,600km from north to south. ...

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