Barrhead Travel chief executive Bill Munro is launching into health travel after handing over the business to his daughter Sharon and directors in a management buy out deal this week.
Munro has started up a company, Imagine Healthcare, with his other daughter Wendy specialising in overseas cosmetic and orthopedic surgery.
Munro said: “The procedures carried out are arguably better than in the UK, and even with the recuperation period in a quality hotel and the travel, the costs are still a lot less than having it done in the UK.
“If a patient has been on the waiting list for a long period, then the NHS is obliged to pay or subsidise the costs. This could help reduce waiting times and be a win-win situation for all.”
Munro will continue in a consultancy role at Barrhead Travel and as executive chairman of the board of directors.
The management deal was financed by Bank of Scotland Corporate.
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