Thursday 13 June 2013

Sickness Abroad ~ Nightmare

I think sometimes we all take the NHS for granted...  while we were away in Switzerland, while we had a fantastic time, Riley firstly got conjunctivitis then the last 2 nights she just wouldn't settle... it was worrying for us because we thought something could be wrong and we didn't know exactly what to do if something was wrong.

At home we always feel safe in the knowledge that for non emergencies outside doctors hours we have 111 and for emergencys we obviously have 999.  We don't even need to consider how much it will cost and how we'll pay for it.  But abroad we just don't know the processes and although we had travel insurance you just don't know how it works...

It got me thinking about what would happen if I had a seizure abroad... while in Switzerland we had my friend to send us in the right direction... but if we were on our own it would be a bit scarier.

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