I agree with SMa, you would need to be covered on a Travel insurance policy. If you're not covered at all, the only option would be to change the flights to a future flight but the amendment fees may make it not worthwhile. You'd need to check the T&C's with the airline.
I wish your mum well.
Obviously, I need to wait and see if it does appear in my bank account as promised but I'm impressed that they've responded so quickly.
She accepts they will not cover the Breast Cancer but they will not offer her any insurance. If memory serves some time ago (might even have been the old HT) there were companies that would give cover in such cases.
Anybody help please?
We went away early January for a week with no problems and then in April I was rushed into hospital with a COPD exacerbation.
I could argue that if they hadn't discharged me too early, then I wouldn't have been re-admitted 10 days later, but it meant that I'd had two admissions as far as the insurance company were concerned.
About a week after being home I got a letter from Staysure asking me if "anything has changed". Coincidence, spooky or what.!!!
So, I phoned them and to cut a long story short, they declined to insure me, they cancelled the policy because I'd been in hospital twice with a chest infection and after a few more phone calls they credited my CC with £184. 02.
Well that was nice of them, seeing as I'd just paid out the two grand final balance to Tui for our July holiday.
I spent hours, days and weeks trying numerous insurance companies to get some cover and within only a week to go before we departed, I was ( for the first time ever) prepared to travel without insurance.
Some of the quotes they came back with was ridiculous and eventually laughable.
My searches took me to a company called JS Travel insurance, who are brokers and I got insurance that covered my hubby for his blood pressure/ cholesterol and excluded my ailments of Crohn's disease and COPD.... Single trip for £192.00.
The managing director is a chappie called Chris Hollingsworth, some of you may remember him on TV presenting a consumer programme with Anne Robinson years ago.
In an ideal world I would prefer to get my ailments covered, but I take emergency medication prescribed by my doctor and a portable nebuliser for the COPD and if I'd had an unmanageable flare up with the Crohn's, I'd have gone to the state hospital with my EHIC card, while we still can, or just get a flight home from Malaga.
You have to phone them to get a "tailor made Policy".
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