from Leeds now in Brisbane, worked in Adelaide - loved it, now back in Brisbane
Originally Posted by cliffy
We were in UK last year and my husband (Aust Citizen)fell ill, had many visits to the local dr and ended up in hospital.
We had to take his passport, Australian, to the local practice and they registered him as a temp patient from overseas.
Under the reciprocal agreement, he was seen as often as necessary by all medical staff and was sent to the Hospital under their auspices.
Excellent treatment at the regional Hospital and he was fixed and sent back to my sisters.
We did have travel insurance, which would have paid had we been charged, but we were treated as well as any permanent residents would be, maybe better.
I think the reciprocal agreement covers any treatment which is classed as emergency, that is, has to be dealt with. Not elective surgery or procedures.
Yeo, that's about spot on there cliffy, same as my wife, and on more than one occasion on trips back to UK.