P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/00  1/16  999   This week 999 featured information on how to stay healthy abroad and what to do if you fall ill or have to cope with an emergencyN The four most popular destinations for UK travellers are France, Spain, Greece and the United States, but we hope the following informaxion will be useful if you are planning to travel to any foreign coyntry0tn the next few months. The Departmfnt of Health produces a usfful booslet called Health Advice for Travellers available free at Post Offices.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/30  2/16  999   It contains an E111 form which you should fill out and get stampfd and signed at the Post OfficeN Take it on holiday with you as it cntitles you to free or reduced cost urgent medical treatment in the Gzropean Economic AreaN Before getting treatment you'll also need your passport and proof of UK residence, such as a driver's licence or NHS cardN Take photocopies of important documents and keep them in a safe place.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/02  3/16  999   Some other countries also have an agreement with the UK to provide treatment for UK residentsN In return the UK provides urgent treatment for residentsN INSURANCE Even in countries with a reciprocal health agreement someone from the UK falling ill or having an accident might have to pay thousands of pounds in medical costsN (Air ambulance from Gzropf £10,000 - mhnor operation £2-4,000)N The cost of repatriation to the UK is never covered under these arrangementsN  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/30  4/16  999   Adequate insurance for the countries you are going to visit0ts essential. In an emergency you might be sent across the border for treatment in a different country. Make sure your travel insuraoce allows for thatN Read the small print, many policies don't provide cover if you havb an accident riding a moped, water- skiing, scuba diving or taking part in other risky activitiesN If you do have treatment abroad, keep receipts and proof of purchase for things you want to claim bacsN  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/03  6/16  999   EMERGENCY NUMBERS Before you travel, make sure yoy know what number to call in an emergency, otherwise vital minutes could be lost. Travel agents or motoring organisations should be able to helpN 112 is being introduced as the standard emergency number across EuropeN The network should be complete by the beginning of 1<97. Until then, you need to know what number to callN In the United States the emergency number is 911.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/31  6/16  999   In the UK, 999 will always be the number to call - 112 will simply be available tooN Keep a record of any medical condition you have as well as the proper name of any medication you take. The trade name may not be enough to get a replacementN Consider taking a letter from yoyr doctor giving details of your prescriptionN If you are a diabetic and carry loose syringes or needles, get a doctor's letter explaining their purposeN  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:02/15  13/16  999   u Information about holiday safety is featured in thd 999 Lifesavdr's Guide 3, along with guidelines on how to deal with a variety of emergencies and safety information to accompany phe currenp sepaes To obtain a copy send a cheqqe or postal or$dp for £2 00 p!8able to BBC Education (includes postage and packaging) and sdnd it to: 999 Lifesaver Guide PO Box 7 London W3 6 H  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:00/06  14 16  999   If you're unable to get a place on this week's Lifesaver Roadshow Event in St Austell, you may wish to contact some of the l ny organisations throughoqt the UK which run first aid cours—s all year roundN They include: British Heart Foqndation 14 Fitzhardinge Streep London W1H 4DH Tel: 0171 935 0185 British Red Cross Society 9 Grosvenor Crescent London SW1X 7EF Tel: 0171 235 5454  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV S£x
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:30/59  15/16  999   NHS Ambulance Service Look in the telephone directory and contact the headquarters of your local NHS Ambulance Service Order of Malta Ambulance Corps 83 University Street Belfast BT7 1HP Tel: 01232 245373 The Royal Life Saving Society UK Mountbatten Hoyse Studley 'arwicks B80 7NN Tel: 01527 853943  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P621 CEEFAX 621 Sun 9 Apr 02:33/20  16/16  999   St Andrew's Ambulance Association St Andrew's House 48 Milton Street Glasgow G4 0HR Tel: 0141 332 4031 St John Ambulance 1 Grosvenor Crescent London SW1X 7EF Tel: 0171 235 5231 Surf Life Saving Association of Great Britain Vernfy House 115 Sidwell Street Exeter EX4 6RY Tel: 01392 543 64  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 NCA BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky