A STATE of the art hospital less than an hour from Kuşadası is to begin offering private medical treatment to the local and foreign community later this summer.

The Söke International Hospital is a private, independent hospital, dedicated to the care of, not only the Turkish, but also the English, German, Russian and French-speaking communities in the region.

Situated on the D525, the main Izmir to Bodrum Road, the location of the hospital is a bonus for people as it is close to the resorts of Kuşadası, Didim and Bodrum.

Söke International has 3 operating theatres enabling its surgeons to perform minor surgeries, complex operations, joint replacements and, in the not too distant future, plastic surgery.

The hospital has recruited Kay Merrett as its foreign department manager. Turkish Cypriot-born, English-speaking Kay graduated as a health advocate from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London. Kay, who is skilled in medical translations, previously worked in Didim at M-Care Polyclinic, in Altinkum.

Söke International’s doctors, nurses and specialists are qualified to the highest standards and has taken on two top surgical professors, enabling it to perform new ground breaking operations.

It will offer Polikliniks, while its Foreign Department will provide a free word for word medical translation service by highly medically qualified staff, ensuring patients receive precise treatment.

The hospital, which is slated to open late summer, has three operating theatres all with anti bacteria conditioning units, floors, walls and viewing galleries; a capacity of 100 beds/wards which also caters for a family member to stay over; reception and waiting areas; video teaching link with UK hospitals; an operation viewing area as well as day polikliniks, dentist surgery and opticians.

It also has viral and Internal Infection Units; an Ante Natal Clinic; X-ray, Ultra sound, MRI, ECG Departments; facilities for the disabled; physiotherapy department with Turkish and English Sports/Physio Therapists; laboratories which are equipped to perform a wide range of tests including blood, urine, lung etc; 2 Fully Equipped Ambulances, free transport service, parking and a restaurant.

The hospital plans to provide basic medical cover – benefits include Doctor Consultation, free transport, 40% discounts on all tests and admissions, as well as medical holiday  packages

An open day is being organised in the very near future, enabling the community to view the facilities on offer.

Source: Voices

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