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    Contacting them was simple just called the number given from the hotel whilst waiting for the ambulance. They requested some paperwork but luckily I have on-line access to my medical history etc so sent them a PDF version directly by email.

    There were a few delays while they decided I would be covered and also when waiting to leave they needed a couple of hours to guarantee the payment to the hospital but realistically they were excellent. I am still trying to sort out ongoing cover costs with them for holidays later in the year but they said it will not be a major problem and I got alternative offers elsewhere for 75 pounds full year cover declaring the pre-existing conditions.

    The only weird part has been claiming out of pocket expenses as the two parts of AXA don't communicate so have had to get my GP to fill out a form and claim separately but bluntly don't really care as its only a few hundred quid anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    The only weird part has been claiming out of pocket expenses as the two parts of AXA don't communicate so have had to get my GP to fill out a form and claim separately but bluntly don't really care as its only a few hundred quid anyway.
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    More importantly, your still here.

    I know when I was diagnosed with having a heart attack they called for the air ambulance, the paramedics said they would get me there sooner as it was in the early hours. My wife actually froze when they asked if she was comming, they left her standing outside. I have no doubt, that if I had been in Thailand I would not of made it, the surgeon said another 15 minutes and it would of been to late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
    I have no doubt, that if I had been in Thailand I would not of made it, the surgeon said another 15 minutes and it would of been to late.
    I have to admit, getting to hospital in an emergency would worry me if I had chosen to live in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
    More importantly, your still here.

    I know when I was diagnosed with having a heart attack they called for the air ambulance, the paramedics said they would get me there sooner as it was in the early hours. My wife actually froze when they asked if she was comming, they left her standing outside. I have no doubt, that if I had been in Thailand I would not of made it, the surgeon said another 15 minutes and it would of been to late.
    Greg, did you go to Carlisle or WCH ? Not sure what services are available at WCH anymore, I know one of my grand kids was suspected of breaking her elbow recently and had to go to Carlisle from E/mont (not WCH) then up and down to see a specialist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Greg, did you go to Carlisle or WCH ? Not sure what services are available at WCH anymore, I know one of my grand kids was suspected of breaking her elbow recently and had to go to Carlisle from E/mont (not WCH) then up and down to see a specialist.
    The Mrs drove me through to WCH where I was transferred to Carlisle.

    A lot of procedures have been moved to Carlisle, due to the new development of WCH. The new trust is to be done in three phase's, phase one opened in October 2015. This includes the new A&E department, new wards and theatres.
    Phase two would include, renal and chemotherapy units along with a new consultant-led maternity ward.
    Phase three is going to be an academic campus, whether they will be completed by 2020 is another matter, I have my doubts.

    At the moment, most people would say its more a care home than a hospital, which I tend to agree as they are limited to what procedures they can carry out.

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