I would like to travel from Australia to Israel late this year. I have some serious medical problems (diabetes, nerve damage, back pain etc. I am 59 yrs old and would have to travel alone. I may not be able to get medical insurance or if I do it will be prohibitive ($AUD900-1,000). I would really like to go to Israel before I shuffle off this mortal coil.
Any advice about hospitals and medical services and their affordability in Israel would be helpful. Anything else I should be aware of would also be appreciated. I tried to get some information from the Israeli Embassy in Australia but it did not reply to my correspondence and the guy I spoke to on the telephone in the embassy was very unhelpful to say the least.
I note there is no reciprocal agreement between Australia and Israel regarding treatment of each other's citizens in their public health systems. As I said I would really like to travel to Israel but understandably this issue issue is a concern to me and any useful information would be much appreciated.