Crystal Magazine Oct 26, 2022

Switzerland and Saudi Arabia Strengthen Ties in Healthcare

Since the 19th century, Switzerland has been known as a destination for rehabilitation. More than two hundred years ago, fresh mountain air was discovered to have a therapeutic effect on lung diseases. Since then, Switzerland has evolved into a country of first-class medicine with its pristine natural beauty, clean air, state-of-the-art medical infrastructure, and exceptional customer service. Swiss clinics and hospitals form the foundation of an outstanding international medical performance combined with stunning nature.

From 23rd until the 27th of October, 8 representatives of Swiss Clinics under the leadership of Switzerland Tourism, are visiting Saudi authorities, hospitals, and health insurance companies to improve and strengthen ties between Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. The visit incorporates meetings, events and workshops in Riyadh and Jeddah.
According to the 2018 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI), Switzerland ranked 1st as the best healthcare system in Europe. Switzerland enjoys a solid reputation for excellence in health care, and its unique health care system, highlighted by its accessibility, outcomes, strong fundings, range and reach of services, were decisive in the country's selection for the highest score.

5 reasons to choose Switzerland for medical treatment:
Top specialists Medical specialists in Switzerland receive the highest level of training: universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies share knowledge for the benefit of patients.

Good range of treatments Swiss hospitals offer an enormously wide range of treatments, from surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics through to rehabilitation and prevention.
Short waiting times Medical services can be accessed quickly and easily thanks to the high density of doctors and hospitals.
Discretion Privacy is hugely important to the Swiss. Even famous celebrities are able to move about freely in public. Great emphasis is also placed on medical confidentiality.

Service In addition to outstanding medical care, Swiss private hospitals also provide the same level of service as a 5-star hotel, with specialist teams of advisors on hand to organise every aspect of an international patient’s trip.
The following clinics are part of the Swiss delegation visiting Saudi Arabia this October:

Clinic Les Alpes
Clinic Les Alpes is an inpatient treatment facility licensed by the Swiss Department of Health offering tailormade recovery plans for substance and behavioural dependency as well as mental health issues. Located near Montreux, this facility is surrounded by mountains and forests and has incredible views of Lake Geneva. Clinic Les Alpes’ patients undergo a complete medical health check, a psychiatric assessment and a suite of nutritional tests that will allow the multidisciplinary team to design a personalised treatment plan maximising the path to recovery.

Clinique La Prairie
Aiming to help people lead longer, healthier and better lives, Clinique La Prairie is located in Montreux, between the Alps and the shores of Lake Geneva. With doctors and therapists under one roof, equipped with the latest technologies and an award-winning medi-spa, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to healthcare and wellbeing combined with the traditions of luxury Swiss hospitality.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz – the true source of health & vitality. Since 1242. The first-class health and wellness resort is home to one of the best healthcare and nutrition centers in Europe. The doctors and therapists use a unique holistic health philosophy to support guests on their journey towards a healthier version of themselves. The Clinic Bad Ragaz, specialised in the treatment of convalescents in the musculoskeletal, internal-oncological and neurological fields, is an integral part of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

Hôpital de La Tour
At Hôpital de La Tour, we offer highly specialized medical care accompanied by personalized programs developed for the needs of each individual patient and their family. Our highly specialized teams design customized treatment pathways in sports medicine and orthopedics, oncology, and obesity. We also provide state-of-the-art disease prevention programs that promote health and wellbeing for patients who make their health a priority.

Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht
The Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is one of the world’s leading clinics for neurorehabilitation. It is geared towards the targeted rehabilitation of people with brain and nerve injuries after a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or after a traumatic brain injury. The holistic therapy concept including a robot-assisted approach, yields excellent therapy results.

University Hospital Zurich
The University Hospital Zurich provides advanced medical care and cutting-edge treatment in the heart of Zurich and at the Zurich airport. We treat health issues using an interdisciplinary approach based on up-to-date medical research.

Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence
Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence 5* is located in one of Switzerland’s most celebrated Alpine retreats, the Bürgenstock Resort. It combines a holistic health retreat with a medical care sanctuary in a luxurious hotel environment. Nestled in an Alpine forest setting, Waldhotel reveals itself as a space for wellness, wellbeing, relaxation, healing and mindfulness for those looking to escape everyday life.

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