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Old Jan 5th 2008, 10:12 am
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Not something I've had to think about before but we've got a trip back booked for a couple of weeks in June/July. My daughter has recently been diagnosed Epileptic. Now she's on meds which is fine and dandy but should the shit happen and she has a seizure whilst there, I will need to get her to hospital. It's not going to happen but ......... do I say we're British and give the address of the friends we're staying with or do I say we're Aussie citizens who obviously have a reciprocal policy with the UK?

I can't imagine that we'd be turned away whatever we say but just wondered what the policy would be

I'm still trying to get my head around why we're even going, don't know why I'm sorting something out that's not going to happen
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Not something I've had to think about before but we've got a trip back booked for a couple of weeks in June/July. My daughter has recently been diagnosed Epileptic. Now she's on meds which is fine and dandy but should the shit happen and she has a seizure whilst there, I will need to get her to hospital. It's not going to happen but ......... do I say we're British and give the address of the friends we're staying with or do I say we're Aussie citizens who obviously have a reciprocal policy with the UK?

I can't imagine that we'd be turned away whatever we say but just wondered what the policy would be

I'm still trying to get my head around why we're even going, don't know why I'm sorting something out that's not going to happen
When we have had patients in from abroad they usually give a Uk address in .

I am sure it wont happen , but i understand you need to be prepared.

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When we have had patients in from abroad they usually give a Uk address in .

I am sure it wont happen , but i understand you need to be prepared.

Thanks. That'll do me
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It's been a while since I worked for the grand old NHS, but whilst there has been a drive to ensure overseas patients contribute to care given, the NHS lacks the information services to pursue such matters.

Give your friends address if needs be................and don't talk with an Aussie twang!!

Have a nice holiday!

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Thank you. I don't think I do talk with an Aussie Twang but I'm sure someone back in the old country will think I do
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Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
Not something I've had to think about before but we've got a trip back booked for a couple of weeks in June/July. My daughter has recently been diagnosed Epileptic. Now she's on meds which is fine and dandy but should the shit happen and she has a seizure whilst there, I will need to get her to hospital. It's not going to happen but ......... do I say we're British and give the address of the friends we're staying with or do I say we're Aussie citizens who obviously have a reciprocal policy with the UK?

I can't imagine that we'd be turned away whatever we say but just wondered what the policy would be

I'm still trying to get my head around why we're even going, don't know why I'm sorting something out that's not going to happen
My OH also suffers from Epilepsy, If you daughter have seizure & you need to take her to the hospital, give your friends address, but you need to tell them you are on holiday, as they need to know your GP's name address in UK, just a thought.
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OZ and the UK have a reciprocal agreement therefore if you need emergency care you will be covered and can give the details of your holiday address whilst in the UK and your OZ details, there is no need to lie. The hospital / gov sort out the costs with OZ.

However if you were returning to the UK for planned care e.g to go on a waiting list for an operation etc, then you need to be a UK resident.
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