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EHIC from 2021
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usercurdle
Posted: 11 January 2021 3:22 PM
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As an update, I was discharged from hospital in Valencia today after a full two weeks stay and a full hip replacement.. OHS (Overseas Health Services) issued the hospital with a PRC (Provisional Replacement Certificate at the last moment but it is done and it would appear the EHIC has 5 yrs to run. It remains to be seen, the impact (if any) when the new Global scheme is issued. Now to the issue of wielding a Zimmer frame inside a MH.
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 11 January 2021 5:52 PM
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Nasty experience! I'm glad it eventually worked out OK, though I don't envy you having to rehabilitate in a motorhome! I assume it will take several weeks to fuse heal, so be very careful how you go in the meantime. Did you also get the show that hit Madrid?
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Posted: 11 January 2021 5:59 PM
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Brian Kirby - 2021-01-11 5:52 PM

Nasty experience! I'm glad it eventually worked out OK, though I don't envy you having to rehabilitate in a motorhome! I assume it will take several weeks to fuse heal, so be very careful how you go in the meantime. Did you also get the show that hit Madrid?

Yes ditto. Glad you are sorted.

However I disagree Brian regarding the motorhome. Everything is handy as long as you have someone able to fill up the water and empty the bog!
usercurdle
Posted: 15 January 2021 5:00 PM
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Brian Kirby - 2021-01-12 12:52 AM

Nasty experience! I'm glad it eventually worked out OK, though I don't envy you having to rehabilitate in a motorhome! I assume it will take several weeks to fuse heal, so be very careful how you go in the meantime. Did you also get the show that hit Madrid?

Thanks Brian. I assumed the same as you in that recovering in the motorhome would be fairly counter-productive, so booked an Airbnb cottage in Aragon. Missed the Madrid snow but caught full force in Teruel province. Fortunately my MH is winter equipped although with my wife driving cautiously a few oncoming car drivers seemed to imagine she should drive off-road when the road narrowed with snow drifts. I eventually took over the driving to get through the passes. Never been so grateful for automatic and low range gearing.

The cottage proved a mistake. Just getting from the MH to the building was a 40 m obstacle course of snow drift, ice and water. Barryd999 is right, it soon proved that the MH is much more practical in that all is accessible and I can move myself around. The cottage left me so much more dependent on my wife and movement from room to room quite exhausting. After 3 days packed it in and back to the MH. It has certainly made me more aware of potential issues with mobility in the future and I wonder if any manufacturers specialise in interior disabled access? I worry a bit about durability of some of the fittings with added strain I subject them to as I move around.
usercurdle
Posted: 15 February 2021 1:39 PM
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Today I received the new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). Use of the word "global" in this context seems to be along the same lines as the US "world series" football. It is in fact a replacement of the EHIC, covering all the European countries under the same conditions as before, however there is no longer cover for Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. If you were in any of this 4 countries before Jan 1st 2021 and are still there, you will be covered under the old EHIC until you leave.

Apart from the 4 above, it is not too bad to be covered for the rest of Europe. Could have been a lot worse.

Edited by curdle 2021-02-15 1:51 PM
userkeninpalamos
Posted: 23 February 2021 2:42 PM
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I ordered one on the NHS site Nightmare kept timing out so I called them and received it 3 weeks ago No longer an EHIC but a GHIC (Global). Laid out the same pretty much the main difference is the background being a Union Flag.( which becomes Jack when I'm on the ferry) It gives second and first name, date of birth, personal ID number, ID number of the institution, ID number of the card and expiry dated.

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Posted: 23 February 2021 2:59 PM
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Thanks to all just checked ours and just expired so off to gov.uk now!
userlancepar
Posted: 25 February 2021 1:49 PM
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Our cards came back today, the GHIC's are very pretty as they now display a Union flag as the background.

Quick turnaround by NHS Buisness Services Authority.

Got a nice new Black passport as well, just waiting for the all clear when it comes.

Stay Safe.

B-)

Edited by lancepar 2021-02-25 2:15 PM
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