Travelling overseas can be a headache when you have a long term serious health condition. One such example is for travellers needing dialysis, particularly if you are receiving haemo dialysis rather than peritoneal dialysis.
There can be many additional stresses such as hygiene and access to health care that most travellers don’t even have to consider. When booking your holiday with The Destination Lounge we can assist with reservations for dialysis treatments in addition to the holiday itself. In most case it is as simple as just letting us know how many times per week you need to dialyse. With contact details for clinics across the world you don’t have to limit your travelling horizons!
One clinic we have a particularly strong preference for is Mesogeios in Greece and particularly their location in Crete. Located in the tourist resort of Ammoudara near Heraklion this clinic is purpose built for holiday dialysis and offers a pool for travelling companions to use whilst you dialyse in comfort. Mesogeios also offers complimentary transportation from and back to the majority of hotels in the vicinity saving you the hassle of additional travel costs. Better still the clinic accepts the EHIC card as a form of payment meaning the cost of your treatment is covered by the reciprocal healthcare agreement. Crete is a beautiful island in the southern Mediterranean with a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets from luxurious beachfront resorts to small locally run bed & breakfasts and apartments. Additionally you can fly to Crete on summer charter flights from the majority of UK airports so access to the island is easy.
If you fancy travelling further afield our clients have enjoyed holidays with dialysis in exotic destinations such as Barbados, Jamaica and even the Maldives. Whilst travelling west to destinations such as the Caribbean and the USA the charge for dialysis can be in the region of US$350 per session, in Asia the treatment costs can be much lower. The Destination Lounge will assist you by liaising with the clinic to co-ordinate the reservations on your behalf, and the payment and contract for the provision of the treatment will be directly between the patient and the treatment facility.
The Destination Lounge endeavours to treat all our clients as individuals and will listen to your own unique situation in order to provide the most appropriate guidance we can. So, next time you are hankering for some sunshine on a foreign shore don’t be fooled into thinking it is an insurmountable mountain – just give our friendly team a call.