Arriving at a hospital for medical treatment is never anyone’s idea of fun. But imagine this style of arrival. A valet parks your car while you are escorted to the International Business Lounge. Here a concierge handles your registration. A porter looks after your bags. Then you settle into a VIP suite with two bathrooms, a separate bedroom for your partner, a business room and a dining room.
This is luxury medical tourism. And it is already booming.
Planet Boomer has been doing some legwork for you and discovered Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur has just been ranked as the number one hospital for medical tourists for two years in a row by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance.
Medical tourism is impacting all major Asian centers. Hospitals like Gleneagles in Singapore and Penang, Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok and dozens of others around the region all vie for the coveted status of a spot on the top ten list of the Medical Travel Quality Alliance. It guarantees a steady stream of well-heeled patients from the underserviced parts of the region (Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia) and all over the world. The ‘well heeled’ part is largely due to transportation costs as these facilities, with few exceptions, are inexpensive by any Western standard.
At Planet Boomer we take care to consider the quality of medical services in every country and every destination we review. Given we are writing primarily for a group of semi or full time retirees, we have always thought this is one of the key criteria for picking a destination that may be your new home. Who doesn’t want top quality medical care, at an affordable price, within easy reach of their home?
For two straight years the number one pick by MTQA has been Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
This 277 bed private hospital in the center of KL is more like a 5 star hotel than any hospital we can think of. There is concierge and valet service and every patient is assigned a Customer Relations Officer. After a painless registration a porter escorts you and your bags to your room.