Anyone who's daft enough to go abroad without adequate medical insurance needs their head seeing to, imo.
And the EHIC website is pretty clear:
I thought that too, but since the OP was going on about a card, this was the only one in the UK I could related her post to.
As for state hopsitals abroad, Spanish hospitals are a lot cleaner than British ones.
To the person who kept going on about private medical centres, you'd have to pay for them in the UK, same difference, nothing "private" is free.
As to NHS, its gets a lot of flack but it serves a purpose in the UK and does a damn good job of it considering the strain its under.
Also no one in the right mind would go away on holiday without insurance cover!
It was an E111 as well, not E11 and on the back of the EHIC it clearly states:
"make sure you have valid travel insurance"
"The EHIC is not valid for private treatment"
You learn something every day on here :)
In this case, you learnt a load of rubbish!