Health care

Valais has a state-of-the-art, attractive and efficient health care system which is at the forefront of medical innovation, and also offers many higher education opportunities. Public and private hospitals work closely with emergency room physicians, old age and nursing homes and health centres. Valais Hospital is one of twelve clinics capable of treating severe injuries in Switzerland, along with the Geneva University Hospitals and the University Hospital of Lausanne, also in Western Switzerland. The health care industry is one of the key providers of skilled jobs in the canton, and is among the industries with the highest added value in the canton's service sector.