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Need to know about the quality of the hospitals in Turks & Cacois

Old Nov 8th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Need to know about the quality of the hospitals in Turks & Cacois

My 6yr old son has a severe peanut &tree nut allergy. It has taken me months to find islands & resorts only then to find out that the island doesn't have the quality hospitals that I feel comfortable with. Anaphylactic shock is not to be messed with. He goes no where without an Epi-pen. Going on a trip we would take as many Epi-pens as the doc would give us.
I planned on going to Beaches. They say you can talk to the chef and everything will be safe for him. I also love the fact that they speak English so if we double check what a dish is made of, there will be no language barrier.

Please, need to book a trip soon, any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 05:50 PM
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TCI has a new very modern Hospital
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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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A couple of things

Beaches is used to dealing with people with allergies and they are very good at it

Email Dr. Menzies or Dr. Bourne. They are 2 excellent expat doctors that will even make house calls. In the email ask about your concerns, and what you can do to reach them if something happens.

http://doctor.tc/assmed.html

The hospital there is very new, but so far has a great reputation. Fortunately I haven't had to try it!
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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Thank you both so much!
More replies, experiences about the hospitals, Or T&K Beaches welcomed and appreciated.
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Caribzack, or any one else, do you know the name of this new hospital and/or how close it is to Beaches resort?

Thanks again.
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Cheshire Hall Hospital, not sure of distance. BUT, it is a small island and all is close by.
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 04:54 AM
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And Beaches also has staffing nurses on the property. Again, they have had tons of people with allergies and are very good about avoiding reactions.

I do have to say though, instead of getting reassurance from a forum, email Beaches to see how they respond, email Dr. Menzies or Bourne to see how they respond. It's there response if something happens that counts!

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