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Post: #1   PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:25 pm Reply with quote
Jinty
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Hi,

Just heard about 2 couples who are returning to the UK as the medical charges are killing them (not literally of course! Smile )

Both sets have been in Cyprus for 11/22 years and are ages 65/73. I'm puzzled as I am being told it is around 40 every time they have to see a Doctor......... Again, both sets have heart conditions.

Bit worrying as hubby has an ongoing eye condition which is monitored at our local hospital monthly. Anyone know how this will work with us?. We are moving to the Paralimni area and are both pensioners.

Cheers,
Jinty
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:46 pm Reply with quote
bigal
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Well Jinty

I am also confused. Why are they paying for anything? They are pensioners. Do they only go to the private clinics? Are they paying medical insurance?

Allan pays Euro2 each visit & gets all his medication (Diabetic,Cardiac & Hypertension) free from the hospital pharmacy.

All through his E106 form compliments of the UK NHS. As his spouse I am also covered.

There is a thread regarding how to register that I commented on the other day - also in this section.

Ruth

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:33 pm Reply with quote
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I too am confused.

If they are resident in Cyprus they won't be eligible for NHS care in the UK for a while.

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:52 pm Reply with quote
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I think that a lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about this subject but the truth is that if ever in life you have been working and you are entitled to NHS treatment in your home country then you are entitled to Cyprus as well .ABSOLUTELY FREE

Now if you have been lazy and you didn't have any kind of Health insurance don't blame it on the Cypriot Doctors!

I admit that Cyprus can't help people with certain medical problems.


If you have a problem waiting in queues just go and be ripped off by the local private clinics.

Less work for us!!!!

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:19 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks all, I had thought I had everything covered and can't for the life of me understand why they are paying this amount....

One thing that was said to me was that you must be referred to the hospital thru a doctor, (as you do in the UK). We will obviously have to do this with hubby and his eye condition, any ideas as to how much can we expect to pay to see a doctor then?

Does the fact he is currently being treated by an eye specialist (going on for 18 months now..) within the hospital in the UK, mean we can automatically register at the Paralimni hospital?

Confused
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Jinty
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:57 am Reply with quote
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Im confused by that too........

Jinty, the doctors are in the Paralimni hospital....if you go and see a Dr and he says your hubby needs to see a specialist, if theres one in the Paralimni Hospital, he will refer you to see them. You then go to the desk and make an appointment to see the specialist. On the day of your appontment you will pay your 2 euros again and see the said specialist. If you get referred to a specialist at Larnaca Hospital, they usually make the appointment for you, and its the same process. Thats what happened to me anyway.

But obviously that only applies if you are covered by an E106 or E121.

If they have been paying that amount, then they must have been going private, with no insurance.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:34 am Reply with quote
bigal
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Kathyoke is absolutely correct.

We have had no problems in seeing the specialists that Allans health problems require - & we've only been here 11 weeks. Its all in the one place - the Paralimni hospital.

Jinty, just get your E106 or E121 before you fly out & Allan & I will take you & Alex to the hospital & show you the ropes.

Stop worrying pleeaassee Smile

Ruth

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:26 am Reply with quote
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Oh, I know Ruth......... Laughing

I was really thrown by the info I had received, especially since one of the guys in question had said he would never return to the UK. Think there's more to it.......

Thanks everyone for your reassurance, I am a worrier by nature and am only glad the forum is here for us Smile

Cheers,
Janet

(Kathy, are you the same Kathy who bought the cot from my son in Paralimni?? if so, hope all is well with the family.)
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:03 pm Reply with quote
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Yes I am!! And its still perfect. Our grandson sleeps, well, like a baby in it!!

Hope things are well with you and your family also.

Kathy
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