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PostSubject: EHIC and hospitals   Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:16 pm

Is there a hospital near Palma Nova/Magaluf and is the EHIC accepted for an emergency?
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:41 pm

We had this post years back but I cannot find it, basically a member told us she worked in hospitals in the uk and on the island in Majorca, basically she told us she wouldn't hesitate having treatment on the Island but would think twice in the UK

This link was back in 2010 but we have heard nothing since, the advice was from silvertyne. ayway here is the link its under health care and insurance http://majorcaforum.forumsmotion.com/t1252-my-travel-holiday-advice-learn-by-my-mistakes-click-here

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:56 am

There's a brand new A & E hospital in Palma now.

http://www.seemallorca.com/mallorca/medical/son-espases-hospital-palma-de-mallorca.html

So I think that's 3 major hospitals in Majorca, coupled with walk in centres.

EHIC widely accepted and recognised. Don't go without it has been the advice for many years now.

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:52 am

also make sure it is in date, it only last 5 years and they don't tell you when it's due for renewal
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:38 am

Thanks for the helpful advice.
So Palma has the closest A&E?
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:43 am

EHIC is no substitute for travel insurance imo. It doesn't cover repatriation expenses for you or a companion.
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:50 am

dont foregt to take copies of your EHIC card, we queued twicw as we had to find a photocopier. We got back to our flat and found copies we had left there form previous years doh!!

Having said that service was great whne my little girl was taken unwell.

We didnt need to produce our insurance, but as 4th says ensure you are insured.

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:58 am

yes always have travel insurance but I guess from your enquiry you may have concerns of an existing problem
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:25 am

After a lot of reading I got my insurance with Holiday Safe, they were voted best holiday insurance for a few years running by which magazine. Prices are reasonable and well worth having.

I know a couple that went to Spain and the husband died over their, she had to pay £1000's to get his body flown back, I think it was something like £5000, they never used insurance.

http://www.holidaysafe.co.uk/?vlsrc=gaw&gclid=CMLM8NT6w7wCFWfLtAodADgA_w

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:12 pm

I don't have concerns about an existing problem, but I have concerns about hospitals wanting a lot of money upfront or your credit card before they treat you for something that you haven't got!!!
I do have insurance, I would never travel without it, but we should be able to use the EHIC for treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:51 pm

Yes I know what you are saying alot been spoken about this, friends of ours moved to Majorca and he had a heart attack they got him in and sorted a by-pass straight away.

Moocher mentioned the Son Dureta before which is not far from the Calvia area, Palma Nova/Magaluf/ Santa Ponsa etc, its a university hospital http://hsd.hospitalsonespases.es/

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:17 pm

Yes, I think that's the one I've seen on TV. Isn't that the one in the documentary Sun, Sea & A&E?
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:17 pm

Thats the one.

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:56 pm

yes noticed that happening in Lanzarote, so purposefully when and photographed the hospital for everyone to see but not been recently to Majorca
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 pm

as clear as mud db ?  scratch 


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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:12 pm

He photographed a porpoise near the hospital in Lanzarote. It them emigrated to Majorca.
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:13 pm

Private doctors operating in Playa Blanca were charging over 100 euros to give presciptions for ear ache, so I photographed the way to the nearest hospital clinic that would take the ECHI card  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:20 pm

confused.com
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:24 pm

In my review in Playa Blanca on day 3 I think it was, I did the walk to the clinic  Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 pm

I think what confused Beeech was that you photographed how to get to the clinic in a REVIEW.  smile smile smile 
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:45 pm

oooooohhhh -


that's not nice Dermo.....


 No 

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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:46 pm

I expect she thought I had caught something  pale  


but I didnt do any fishing  Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:52 pm

I've got a reprieve from doing  the " R "  word my on next hol....


( which is " roughly " 11 weeks tomorrow  )  biggrin 

Hayzer will do a fab one - so I won't have to !!!



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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:16 pm

delboy wrote:
I expect she thought I had caught something  pale  


but I didnt do any fishing  Shocked 

You should have wiggled your worm!
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PostSubject: Re: EHIC and hospitals   Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:19 pm

time and a place Dermo - time and a place.............



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