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Having a sick or injured relative abroad can be distressing. We hope to relieve you of any concerns or uncertainty by providing comprehensive information on the different aspects of worldwide patient repatriations. For this reason, we regularly publish detailed articles on these topics in our blog. Of course, we are always at your disposal to answer any questions – including about our news articles – at any time.

Soon after 1960, Nigeria was well on the path to developing a stable and robust healthcare system. The first two decades of growth saw the country of just under 200 million people moving at a steady pace. The plummeting oil prices in the 80s led to external factors increasing the pressure on healthcare spending, which led to a series of ...

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When the Kenyan government decided that health would be handled at the county level rather than the national level – the idea was noble. It brought the services closer to the people and created employment for the locals. However, local county hospitals were unprepared, and patient care began to deteriorate as a result. In addition to an ...

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Travelling in an aircraft has definite effects on the body. Healthy passengers feel this, for example, through harmless pressure or ‘popping’ in their ears during take-off and landing. However, flying can also cause more serious complications in the last few weeks of pregnancy, as well as in some serious injuries or illnesses. To rule out such ...

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A holiday is supposed to put one's heart at ease: holidaymakers can enjoy new experiences, relax in any way they please or plunge themselves into leisure activities. Unfortunately, a holiday can also strain the heart, especially if it is already in a weakened state. That is why heart attacks may occur rather more frequently on ...

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Spain is a large, multi-faceted country: Whether snow-covered mountains in the Pyrenees, imposing architecture in Barcelona or mighty Atlantic waves on the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, with this plentiful choice, it is not easy to select the right Spanish holiday destination. Therefore, many tourists are attracted to Spain every ...

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Many travellers look forward to their holiday as the most enjoyable time of the year. They can finally do whatever they like, relax, get to experience new culture, or pursue their favourite leisure activities. But all the holiday fun can end abruptly with the onset of a serious illness. Suddenly, they must seek medical treatment far away from ...

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Many patients are dissatisfied with medical care in their home country. Often, medical standards are inadequate, and treatment abroad promises better quality care. If the best possible care is required, sometimes the world's best specialists will be needed to treat the patient. Finally, there are some innovative medical treatments that are not ...

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There is no question that illness is always inconvenient. However, the situation is often particularly problematic if you fall ill abroad. The fact that your relaxing holiday or important business trip is ruined may turn out to be the least of your worries. In the case of a serious illness or of major injuries sustained in an accident, you ...

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Depending on the patient's indications and state of health, there are always a variety of options available for medical repatriation by air. Following an accident abroad, for example, once patients have received initial treatment locally, they often wish to continue their treatment at a hospital that's closer to home. Confidence in the ...

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When one thinks of a holiday in Spain, no one will think of an accident so severe that a surgery or a longer term of hospital stay in Spain is needed. At least no one who never had to undergo such a crisis. Unfortunately, our long-standing experience shows that these kinds of disasters happen to many people. Since Spain is a popular holiday ...

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The Adriatic coast of Croatia attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The holidaymakers are tempted by the fabulous beaches and picturesque little ports. Croatia appeals to young people, families, and older people alike and offers something for everyone. However, a sudden illness or an accident can bring holiday fun to an abrupt end ...

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New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, the historic Route 66, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and so many other national parks, the Superbowl or the Oscars: surely no other country in the world offers so many opportunities for a holiday as the USA? Due to the economic importance of the country with its numerous multinational ...

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According to the British census of 2011, almost 1.2 million people in the UK had their roots in Pakistan. Many of them visit Pakistan regularly – either because they still have family there or because they want to visit the country of their ancestors. But what happens in the event of an accident or a sudden illness? Medical care in many areas ...

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From the ski resorts of the Italian Alps to the awe-inspiring sights of Rome, from the picturesque landscapes of Sicily to the beaches of the Italian Riviera, Italy is always worth visiting. It is not surprising that so many British tourists are drawn to Italy year after year. Italy is simply one of the most popular holiday destinations for ...

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When clarifying the acceptance of costs by the responsible insurance company in advance of the medical repatriation, patients and relatives are often confronted with the question of whether the repatriation is medically reasonable or necessary. This is not just an important question from the medical point of view, the answer to this question ...

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Most medical repatriations have to be organised in a very short space of time. Even if the patient has been classified as fit to travel, some questions will need to be clarified before departure. Which equipment and which medicines will be needed during the return journey? Does the patient need to be transported in an emergency vehicle or ...

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The question of whether you are fit to travel often arises during the preparations for medical repatriation in an ambulance aircraft, scheduled airliner, helicopter or ground ambulance. Many patients and their relatives do not know who can best answer this question and therefore rely on the opinion of the doctors in the foreign hospital ...

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If you are unable to leave your holiday location on your own for health reasons, medical repatriation by air is often the only way to return home. We often use ambulance aircraft for this purpose. If your health permits, you can also be flown sitting or lying down on board a scheduled airliner. Will my insurance cover the medical ...

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Depending on your state of health, there are always several possibilities to choose from for medical repatriation by air. Following initial treatment for an accident abroad, for example, you might wish to continue treatment at a hospital near your home. Trust in the doctors in your home country and the desire to be close to your family are ...

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Nothing is as certain as uncertainty. During a holiday, an accident or illness can lead to serious problems. In emergencies, first aid is provided on the spot. But afterwards, you may wish to be treated in a hospital in your home country, close to your family and friends. In these cases, safe medical repatriation is required. For this purpose ...

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