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Police in Spain seize passport of toddler after parents seek female genital mutilation procedure

THE AUTHORITIES in Catalonia have confiscated the passport of a 17-month-old girl in a bid to prevent her parents from subjecting her to female...

Cybercriminals demand €4.2 after ransomware attack on Clinic hospital in Spain’s Barcelona

THE CYBERCRIMINALS behind a so-called ‘ransomware’ attack on the Clinic Hospital in Barcelona are demanding a payment of €4.2 million before they will release...

Assaults on doctors hit record high in Spain 

THE NUMBER of violent acts suffered by medical professionals in Spain hit a new high in 2022, with a total 843 physical or verbal...

Hospital in Barcelona suffers cyberattack and is forced to significantly reduce healthcare services

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, one of Barcelona’s biggest public hospitals, was victim to a ransomware attack on the morning of Sunday 5 March. The...

Protestors come out in force on streets of Madrid to denounce regional government’s ‘dismantling’ of healthcare system

HUNDREDS of thousands of people came out to protest on the streets of Madrid today, to denounce what they called the ‘dismantling’ of the...

Spain’s central government takes action after region promises anti-abortion measures

A BIZARRE row over abortion measures has sparked a crisis in the Castilla y Leon regional government, and has also dragged in the central...

725 complaints to Ombudsman for alleged medical negligence in Malaga

There were more than 700 reports of medical negligence in the Malaga province last year, new figures show.  According to a new report the Patient...

Chairman of private healthcare group slams Spain’s public system, calling it ‘broken’

THE CHAIRMAN of the private HM Hospitales healthcare group, the third-largest in Spain, has caused controversy in the sector after claiming that the public...

Madrid doctors and paediatricians temporarily halt indefinite strike to evaluate offer from regional government

AN INDEFINITE strike by doctors in Madrid has been suspended temporarily while union representatives consider an offer from the regional government to improve their...

Madrid premier slams massive protest by healthcare sector as attempt by the left to ‘burn down’ the capital 

SOME 200,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest against the regional government’s management of the health system and to...

Ten very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

JANUARY 17, 2022 has been identified as the most depressing day of the year, aptly named Blue Monday. But rather than focus on what...

Coronavirus incidence rate creeps up and pushes Spain into ‘medium risk’ category again

THE COVID-19 incidence rate in Spain has risen slightly over the past week and is now at 51.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The latest data...

What you need to know as Spain’s flu vaccine campaign officially gets underway

THE Health Ministry has officially launched this year’s flu vaccine campaign across Spain, but who is eligible? And how do you get a jab? Firstly...

HEALTHCARE BOOST: Regional government in Spain’s Valencia triples investment into the public system

President Puig revealed that the funds will be shared out among the three provinces according to size and population, meaning Alicante will receive €244 million, Valencia €340 million, and Castellon €73 million.

AT LAST: New dialysis centre for Castellon’s Vinaros to open next month

VINAROS (Castellon) will have a new dialysis centre in March. Patients with kidney trouble will be able to begin receiving treatment at the improved installations...

Spain’s Andalucia surpasses peak of hospital admissions in March, registering 2,764 hospitalised COVID-19 patients

THE number of people hospitalised in Andalucia for coronavirus reached 2,764 this Monday. The start of this week has has seen hospital admission numbers exceeding...

Vox wants to remove free healthcare for non residents in Spain during the coronavirus crisis

VOX has asked to remove free healthcare for non residents during the state of emergency.

Expats’ healthcare should be a right not a privilege

Many expats have paid their taxes for years and rightly expect affordable care as they age.

BREAKING: Brexit Secretary writes to EU seeking mutual citizens rights deal in case of no deal

Britain has already guaranteed the status of EU citizens in the event of no deal, while multiple EU countries have done the same for their British residents

British pensioners in Spain to lose free healthcare under no-deal Brexit

The new UK Government guidelines, published yesterday, say pensioners, tourists and students in the EU will lose free healthcare after March 29 in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Let’s talk mental health: Why teenage suicide in UK and Spain is on the rise and what parents can...

The Olive Press investigates the surge in teenage depression and the role social media plays in self-harming

Undocumented migrants to get full access to public healthcare the minute they arrive in Spain

MIGRANTS will have full access to public healthcare as soon as they arrive in Spain, a new draft government decree has proposed.  The draft, which...

How to make your move to Spain effortless

Life changes don’t come much bigger than moving home, and moving overseas is a good way to increase the challenge by a significant factor....

Brit pensioners fear losing access to ‘free’ Spanish healthcare

PENSIONERS have revealed their fears about losing their access to free Spanish healthcare. Some of those who have retired to Andalucia now think they may...

Spain’s foreign minister demands UK pays health bill for British expats and tourists post Brexit

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to meet his Spanish counterpart to thrash out a post-Brexit deal

Sussing out the system: Spain’s healthcare service

The healthcare service in Spain and how to make the most of it




Spain slammed for being the European country with more dolphins in captivity 

Environmentalists have exposed Spain as the European country with the largest number of dolphins in captivity.  NGO World Animal Protection slams the Mediterranean country for...


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