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Ambulance cover

Post by Minny » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:22 am

Hi all,
As a lot of you no l do a lot of interstate travel.
I went down to compete in the North Shore Challenge at Portland on the Australia day long weekend.
Unfortunately l had a heart attack the day before the comp, l ended up in Portland hospital and was air lifted to Geelong hospital , after 3 days i was let out to come home,
I am doing fine l went out for a 35 k paddle sunday and felt allright.
What l am working up to is that our ambulance cover is only for our state of S.A,
I received a bill for 10,738 dollars for the helicopter ride,
So if you have cover look into what it covers, now l no that for a extra 15 dollars a year covers me Australia wide for any ambulance ride,
So for your own piece mine l would look into your cover just to see how much cover you realy do have,
Just a little food for thought,
P.S
I managed to get out of the payment but if l didnt l ended up with one big debt...
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by aussieDave » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:51 am

Damn, that sux Minny, great that they let you off though mate.

I remember when I broke my back in Katherine and was airlifted to Darwin I made it very clear to the staff at Katherine Hospital that I didn't have any cover so any charges would need to go to Medicare, to cut a long story sort they eventually sent me a $8,000 bill for the airlift which I refused to pay and they accepted that, lucky for me.

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Jordo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:51 am

It was good to have you back on the water Minny. You gave us all a hell of a scare on Australia day weekend. I've done some fast paddles but never as fast as when I heard you were being rushed to hospital.
Being young and 'invincible' I have neglected my ambulance cover in recent years but will be getting cover again asap (and australia wide too).
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Zilch » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:31 am

Minny wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:22 am
Unfortunately l had a heart attack the day before the comp, l ended up in Portland hospital and was air lifted to Geelong hospital , after 3 days i was let out to come home,
:shock:
Minny it's good to hear you're back on the water.

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Minny » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi Stev.
Going to have to do better then that to keep me of the water.
But i will give some good advice,
Dont paddle back while haveing a hart attack 3ks man the pain was so intence.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by placcymarauder » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:59 pm

You're a tough old fella Minny and must be be pretty fit , heart attack notwithstanding. I dropped into Geelong Hospital on the Monday after to see how you were doing to find you'd been discharged the day before. Was wondering how you were sorted with ambulance cover when I heard about the chopper trip. Bet it felt great to be back on the water. Glad you're doing ok.
Cheers

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Fishane » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:38 pm

Great to hear you're back on the water Minny. Also thanks for the reminder to check up on Ambulance cover.

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by geoffw » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 am

Only the good die young Minny. You'll be safe for a while yet! :lol: Glad you're okay.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by awty » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Bugger!
I forget that you need to pay in other states.
Its free here for locals as is fishing and going into state parks.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Kelvin » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm

Glad you are ok Minny

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by solatree » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:05 am

F@@k !!! A heart attack when 3kms out on your Kayak !!! Thank goodness you're ok Minny and wonderful you are back on the water. You are an inspiration. Take care mate.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Minny » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:54 pm

Cheers Guys
Well l just got out of hospital yesterday,
I ended up with 3 stents in the front part of my hart.
Just have heal and l should be right start smashing out some ks again.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Dodge » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Minny wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:54 pm

I ended up with 3 stents in the front part of my hart.
All the best Minny, you should be bouncing along again soon.

Have a couple of kayaking mates in late 60s who have had multiple stents inserted near heart [aneurysm repairs] both of them are enjoying life again with no concerns since their procedures.
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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by andybear » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:05 am

Heart warming, that all is OK.
Those dollar numbers are scary though!

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Re: Ambulance cover

Post by Minny » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:41 pm

Cheers guys.
Heads up for that information Dodge
That makes me feel a lot more positive.
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