Travel News > July 2010 > A Day In A Turkish Hospital For Sun Stroke Could Cost 700 pounds

A Day In A Turkish Hospital For Sun Stroke Could Cost 700 pounds

01/07/2010 warns families travelling to Turkey of high medical costs

Contrary to reports of cost-cutting, 'staycationning' and increased interest in cheaper alternatives to traditional destinations, recent With the school summer holidays underway, families will be looking for an affordable break and Turkey is this year's top destination, as it's out of the Euro-zone, giving Brits better value for their Sterling. However, leaving home without adequate travel cover could cost you dear, even on a bargain holiday, warns leading travel insurance website,

The latest research from, reveals that just one day in hospital as a result of sun stroke could cost around £700 in Turkey, highlighting the risks some travellers take if they travel uninsured.

"It's easy to overlook the importance of travel insurance when booking flights, finding a nice place to stay and a destination that will suit grown-ups and kids and all within the family budget," says Sarah Findlay, from "However, leaving the cost of medical care abroad to chance could leave you paying out more than the price of the entire holiday.

"Something as simple as getting a jelly fish sting treated can cost as much as £500 in a hospital in Turkey, while a broken arm could cost up to £20,000 and something more serious, such as a heart attack could be as much as £50,000. All these conditions could be covered by travel insurance. Many people don't realise just how much it costs to get medical treatment abroad and it's easy to think it won't happen to you, but sometimes it does. Illness or an accident can really ruin a holiday, but adequate travel insurance offers support and peace of mind when you need it most."

In the event of a medical emergency,'s support team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can help travellers arrange the medical care they need, and, if necessary, repatriation back to the UK. The medical support team includes people speaking 15 different languages in the head office, as well as external agents, providing much needed support at a time of crisis. offers competitive cost savings for all the family. This means they can take their annual two week holiday and enjoy it, safe in the knowledge that they will be covered should the worst happen.

Findlay concludes, " offers a range of flexible policies, all in a matter of clicks. Even a short trip could end up costing thousands if someone falls ill or has an accident, so travelling with the right level of travel insurance cover is crucial for that added peace of mind."

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