We all know how overloaded the health service is these days, don’t we? Between lengthy waiting times in casualty departments – we’ve heard of waits up to 24 hours! – to two-week waits for an appointment with the GP, there’s no doubt that healthcare today is under immense strain.
More importantly, there’s no sign of the situation changing for the better anytime soon.
It’s for that reason that more and more people are turning to private medical insurance as a way of circumventing these lengthy waiting times.
Where private medical insurance was once only really associated with the workplace, an increasingly large number of private individuals – and often their families – are turning to this option.