PODCAST: One of a kind – Cerdanya Hospital, Europe's first cross-border health center

Managing director Xavier Conill on the Pyrenean hospital's unique challenges

Cerdanya Hospital, the first cross-border hospital in Europe
Cerdanya Hospital, the first cross-border hospital in Europe / Guifré Jordan
Catalan News

Catalan News | @catalannews | Barcelona/Cerdanya

March 25, 2023 10:09 AM

March 26, 2023 12:27 PM

Nestled high in the Pyrenees lies a unique European experiment – Cerdanya Hospital, jointly financed and governed by Catalonia and France, and caring for patients on both sides of the border. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.  

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Managing director Xavier Conill explains how the hospital operates and the particular challenges it faces, from registering births and deaths in the right country to attracting staff and patients from both jurisdictions.

This week's Catalan phrase is "advocat, jutge i doctor, com més lluny millor." It means "lawyer, judge and doctor, the further away, the better." 

Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Gerard Escaich Folch.

Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat  

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