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accident and hospital

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accident and hospital

my husband has just had an accident at work and needed an op on his leg early hours of this morning,13 days before we go on holiday,he has stitches that they think will need to be in for 14 days,would we be able to have them removed in dubai?if so where would be the best place?and do you think the insurance would pay?if not i suppose we would have to cancel thanks

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13 days before you go & they say stiches come out after 14 days ? for the sake of one day surely they will take them out here ?

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Sorry to hear that, but do not worry when you visit Dubai, you are in Good hands in every possible way. Safety and healthy wise.

Please visit each link for recommended hospitals but as for insurance you will need to check if your insurance covered globally and what is included. You may want to ask hospital directly too.

I think you can remove stitches in Dubai.

Q: does not required a follow up or some cream / medicine to be applied after that?. If yes, I suggest to come with the prescription and other medical documents so that doctor can get a clear picture of your husband case. Please do confirm with the hospital of your choice if they can do it.

Dubai Health Care City:


Other hospitals out of the health care city - in other areas of the city:






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Really sorry to hear about his acident.

The first place you must go to check is your insurance company.

They may not cover the costs of taking the stiches out in Dubai because you could have them removed the day before you go in the UK at no cost.

However, they will likely pay the cost to have the stiches removed in Dubai if they realise the alternative is to bear the full cancellation cost.

And you must ensure that your husband is signed by a doctor as medically fit to travel if you do decide to go - otherwise any complications that may arise in Dubai will definitely not be covered.

Happy to help you through the insurance minefield by PM if you want - I can check the wording of your policy for you online if you let me know by PM who your insurance company is.

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ohhh poor hubby, i hope he is feeling better and that you both go on your holiday..

Lattie what are you like!!!! your such a love, were would we all be without you on hand to help us with all our insurance problems. I for one appreciate it as you have helped me enormously in the past regards getting the dam thing!! I can' believe i use to go on holiday without it because i didn't know where to get it. great advice, well done as usual.

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You won't believe this ,but we leaving for Dubai in 2,5 weeks time and my son had a quad accident a week ago. Collerbone broken and had a operation to put in a steelplate to mend the horrible bone fracture.

His arm is in a sling and will stay this way for 6 to 7 weeks.

Well, we are still going but it is really going to limit some of our activities.

Hope everything is fine with hubby by the time you leave for Dubai!

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