About New Zealand

New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of Australia. The country is not part of Australia and has never been (many people make that error), but it has been its own country since the late 19th century. Before then, the country was actually considered to be part of the United Kingdom and was under the laws and jurisdiction of the crown. New Zealand is actually a number of smaller islands, with two main islands (the North Island, also called Te Ika-a-Māui by the natives, and the South Island, also called Te Waipounamu) that comprise most of the land area of the country.


Healthcare in New Zealand

New Zealand is a most sought destination for tourists who seek a serene atmosphere without any pollution and is 2nd in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. New Zealand is a country with vast opportunities and natural virgin habitation. The specialty of this country and the facilities provided by it has given birth to medical tourism. New Zealand provides state of the art medical facilities that easily are comparable to some of the best in the business and at the same time, the cost of treatment is very low as compared to that of the other developed countries.

Even though New Zealand is very famous for its flora, fauna and virgin beaches, its top-notch hospitals are in no ways inferior to that of the developed nations. All the Hospitals have well-trained staff, most of whom have been trained in the US and Europe and hence are in sync with the latest feature with respect to the field of medicine. English is freely spoken across the country and hence will encourage all types of patients to avail the treatment facilities without any hindrance.

New Zealand is a popular destination for patients seeking treatments for Heart & Orthopedic surgery, cosmetic surgery, Infertility treatment, Kidney transplant, and Gynaecological treatments. Hospitals in New Zealand have the latest equipment and the doctors are up to date with all the latest medical procedures. One New Zealand dollar equals to 0.83 US Dollar (xe.com) encouraging patients seeking treatment in New Zealand end up saving close to 55% of their money, which includes accommodation, treatment, food, transportation, and other miscellaneous charges.  For example, a simple open-heart surgery that approximately costs $65,000 is likely to cost $20,000 that is inclusive of all associated miscellaneous charges. New Zealand is considered to be one of the safest places in the world and the best thing is that it is connected to almost all major cities by air.


New Zealand snapshot

Capital City Wellington, New Zealand
Languages English, Maori, NZ Sign Language
Form of Government Constitutional monarchy
Time Zone GMT+13
Country Dialing Code +1
Currency New Zealand
Global Peace Index 2018 High - 2nd place