Hi, I am from Bulgaria but I've lived in Ireland for the last 20 years. I got a problem with my thyroid and for the first time I faced a brick wall in Ireland. I went back to Bulgaria, I had a surgery by the top doctor there and I could easily say that I was impressed with the level of care, professionalism and the speed with which my case was dealt with. I am sorry to say but in Ireland I wouldn't have been look after until I became an emergency case. If anyone wants more information I will be happy to provide.