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Special Healthcare Portugal

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10:00am, 11th May 2021

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11:00am, 11th May 2021


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Following requests and feedback from our Algarve Living Series guests earlier this year, the IPBN Algarve committee decided to follow up the series with a webinar completely focused on Healthcare, where we learnt one of our members' experience of navigating the Irish and Portuguese healthcare systems and from our experts guests why the WHO's 2019 World Health Report awarded the Portuguese healthcare system its number 12 ranking out of 190 countries..

Dr. Paulo Sousa, Clinical Director at HPA Group, who was a guest speaker at the second webinar of the series in February, returned to give us more insights into the Portuguese healthcare system and his views on the new Healthcare Tourism phenomenon. He was joined by 2 other IPBN members and experts of the sector.

Tuesday, May 11 at 10h on Zoom: Special Healthcare moderated by Carolyn McKeown, Member of the IPBN Algarve Committee

Keynote Speakers from the IPBN network (All IPBN members):

  • Intro: Carolyn McKeown, IPBN mermber, Shebang PR Management, shared her experience of both systems
  • Hospital Particular Algarve (HPA) – Dr. Paulo Sousa, Clinical Director who was at the second webinar of the series in February 
  • AllMarket - Desmond O'Neill, MD, who lives in the region and know very well both systems
  • SomarMed - Dr. Shane Farrelly, CEO & Medical Director 

Topics discussed:

  • Healthcare Systems in Ireland vs Portugal
  • Private vs Public system in Portugal
  • What makes Portugal's Healthcare 12th in the world in the 2019 WHO report? Why is it well ahead of UK and Ireland?
  • The new Healthcare Tourism trend. Do you need to be resident? European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Areas of healthcare expertise in the Algarve
  • Workforce expertise as per Dr. Farrelly

The event was open to everyone and free of charge.

You can read here a summary of the webinar with its recording on the IPBN YouTube channel.


Booking Closed

**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.