My daughter also received excellent care at Huercal Overa hospital
Snapped her Achilles tendon on the beach and within 2 &1/2 hours had an operation which has been a success
She is a GP and was given a choice of operation; the standard English one or the one they do in Spain [ developed in USA] , which cuts the likelihood of reoccurrence down to 2% instead of 15 % for the NHS normal operation
And a quicker recovery
She took the Spanish route
Only in for one meal but she said it was good
Also had good attention and care at the local clinics but they are more relaxed than ours
Also done on EHIC although they started to treat her before we produced it
A bit of a language problem but I guess if a Spaniard found themselves in a NHS hospital, no one would speak Spanish!!
There is a different expectation culture in the Spanish system but that it to be expected as we are different nationalities with different histories but they seem to produce the goods and there does not appear to be a fear of infection ,which we have in the NHS
Certainly, if you intend to live in Spain , then you should make some effort to get by in Spanish if only for health care reasons - perhaps have the relevant phrases ready just in case!
In the same way, if a Spaniard comes to live in UK, they would have immense problems if they did not learn English!!
For me, well shortly I shall be spending much more time in the locality and I am happy that I will be near a good hospital...just in case!