I live in France, (15 years) have lived in Spain (10 years), UK more years than I care to recall, so can compare heath services from experience and compared with France, Spain is basic. I have been in hospitals in all 3 countries suffered at the hands of doctors in Spain and UK and had nothing but first class treatment in France. I would not want to be ill in Spain unless I had private cover.
Sorry if I have hi-jacked this thread. I suppose everyone will pile in now telling me how wrong I am and how wonderful an experience they have had. 🙁