Medical tourism – a new Polish speciality
Poland has a chance to become a country hosting many foreign patients, who will come here to use the services provided by various medical facilities, rehabilitation centres and sanatoriums. With that in mind the Ministry of the Economy prepared a 36-month programme of medical tourism promotion, as one of 15 sectors showing export potential.
Due to winning the tender, the project is implemented by a consortium of:
The Project which was launched on the 29th of March 2012, will act as a support tool for Polish companies in creating and implementing a unified concept of the promotion of Polish medical services. The consortium's activities are addressed to potential patients and agents, interested in bringing patients from Great Britain, United States, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Sweden to Poland.
Representatives of Polish medical facilities, declaring their readiness to join the project, will participate in international conferences, fairs and sector exhibitions, trainings and trade missions. The promotion of the medical tourism sector as such will have a form of a special study, demonstrating the current state and prospects of the sector as well as through catalogues and a film about the industry.
The selection of medical fields, highlighted in promotional materials will have a significant impact on creating the image of Poland as a place worth visiting in order to undergo treatment, rehabilitation or to take care of one's physical fitness.
The project of the medical tourism promotion is implemented within the frames of the „Promotion of the Polish economy on international markets” systemic project, as a 6.5.1 Submeasure of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. Medical facilities, which will decide to participate in the project will have a chance to obtain re-financing of up to 75 percent of the incurred costs. The call for proposals within the 6.5.2 Submeasure of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy, was announced by the Ministry of the Economy on the 17th of May. Details are available on the homepage of the Ministry of the Economy, http://www.mg.gov.pl/node/10299.
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Project finished on March 2015.
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"I will be leaving Warsaw in a couple of days - it was an unbelievable experience for my husband and I. The staff are second to none - I was happy that my surgeon spoke English and made me feel at ease when I was so nervous in the operating room. I am still having water fall down my cheeks, but they are tears of happiness - I'm so glad I came and had the procedure!"
Lila Cugini, Canada
"I went on a journey to Poland for health and received a treatment like nothing I've experienced in the past. Now I'm on a new journey of health and healing, I really feel like I've gone back in time and regained my health. I just feel so lucky on so many levels."
Darrell Foster, Canada