Dad due home after Tenerife stag do accident

The Bolton News: Andy Openshaw Andy Openshaw

FAMILY and friends of a man injured on a stag weekend in Tenerife are hoping he will be home in the next few days.

An appeal was launched after Andy Openshaw fractured his skull and his family were told they would need £30,000 to pay for an air ambulance to fly him home.

Although the 31-year-old from Leigh has travel insurance, it will only cover his medical costs and not pay for an air ambulance to get him back to the UK.

In just over a week, the Help Get Andy Home appeal has reached nearly £28,000.


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1:03pm Fri 21 Feb 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Now there's a test of popularity, must be a good bloke. Hope he fully recovers.
Now there's a test of popularity, must be a good bloke. Hope he fully recovers. cliff4treasurer

1:11pm Fri 21 Feb 14

MarkAllRead says...

Absolutely scandalous that the insurance doesn't cover the cost of getting him home. If he stayed in Tenerife for months on end, that would cost them far more, surely?
Absolutely scandalous that the insurance doesn't cover the cost of getting him home. If he stayed in Tenerife for months on end, that would cost them far more, surely? MarkAllRead

1:18pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Absolutely scandalous that the insurance doesn't cover the cost of getting him home. If he stayed in Tenerife for months on end, that would cost them far more, surely?
Insurance companies don't care about people, they only care about short term profit. Good hearted people like the ones who have contributed to getting this man home have unfortunately done the insurances companies job for them and saved said company a fortune as you rightly pointed out. Good luck to you Andy and the same to the many people who have given their hard earned cash.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Absolutely scandalous that the insurance doesn't cover the cost of getting him home. If he stayed in Tenerife for months on end, that would cost them far more, surely?[/p][/quote]Insurance companies don't care about people, they only care about short term profit. Good hearted people like the ones who have contributed to getting this man home have unfortunately done the insurances companies job for them and saved said company a fortune as you rightly pointed out. Good luck to you Andy and the same to the many people who have given their hard earned cash. Donkey Stone

1:39pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Citizen Cane says...

perhaps there is a small print loophole? It's a shame that the BN doesn't ask the right questions that may put other folk on guard.
perhaps there is a small print loophole? It's a shame that the BN doesn't ask the right questions that may put other folk on guard. Citizen Cane

3:44pm Fri 21 Feb 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

I thought the E111 forms covered getting you home or do they not exist anymore?
I thought the E111 forms covered getting you home or do they not exist anymore? JustaBloke2000

8:35pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Count de Monet says...

JustaBloke2000 wrote:
I thought the E111 forms covered getting you home or do they not exist anymore?
The E111 was replaced by the EHIC, gradually, commencing on 1st June 2004. Neither the old E111 or the EHIC covers repatriation by air ambulance.
Some travel insurance covers repatriation but it depends on the level of cover taken out by the policy holder.
[quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: I thought the E111 forms covered getting you home or do they not exist anymore?[/p][/quote]The E111 was replaced by the EHIC, gradually, commencing on 1st June 2004. Neither the old E111 or the EHIC covers repatriation by air ambulance. Some travel insurance covers repatriation but it depends on the level of cover taken out by the policy holder. Count de Monet

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