If you are considering traveling for a medical procedure then you will also need to carefully consider your post-operative recovery period and travel arrangements.
A procedure such as an abdominoplasty will typically involve a 1-2 day hospital stay, but a recovery period of up to 10 days before you can safely travel and up to 6 weeks before you can safely resume your normal activities.
So when your Surgeon has told you how long the recovery period for your particular surgery might be and how many post-operative follow up visits they would like you to attend – how will you determine where you will stay during this period?
Some of the considerations for Medi-Travelers should be:
- Proximity of your accommodation to your clinic or hospital
- Ability of your accommodation to recognise your unique needs as a Medi-Traveler:
- First-aid trained staff
- Access to doctor or nursing services for problems that may arise
- Awareness of your condition and medical arrangements
- Assistance with transportation to your hospital or clinic for follow up visits
- Your mobility may be restricted after surgery – so make sure that your chosen accommodation is not going to be too challenging with regards to physical access or even access to important things like meals!
- With plenty of downtime while you recover, little things like access to free internet or movie channels on the TV can be very important for your sanity!
For people who have traveled for surgery, such as cosmetic surgery, eye surgery or a knee replacement staying at Medi-Secure-Safe Certified Hotels are a sensible option to consider.
For a hotel to achieve a ‘Medi-Secure-Safe’ certification they must have in place industry best practice systems, processes, and procedures for Safety and Security. Naturally there is a large focus on the Hotels internal medical capabilities and any outsourced medical support arrangements that they may have in place. Each hotel will have a different approach to how they service Medi-Travelers and will also offer a different set of services to Medi-Travelers.
It is important to remember that while a certified hotel has specific processes in place to support Medi-Travelers, a hotels medical or first aid support is never a substitute for a Hospital or Medical Clinic.
So What Does Medi-Secure-Safe Certification Mean For You?
A Medi-Secure-Safe certified Hotel recognises the unique needs of Medi-Travelers along with the needs of Disabled & Mobility Restricted Travelers. The hotel’s staff have received training on the needs of Medi-Travelers and are trained and prepared to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
You are ensured that any hotel that you are staying in (at any time) has best practice Security procedures in place. During your stay you will want to rest comfortably knowing that the hotel has in place systems and procedures to deal with issues ranging from cyber crime, internal fraud, your physical security and management of your personal data.
Naturally, you are want to be confident that the physical environment at your hotel is safe. Everything from staff training, structural inspections, fire safety plans, evacuation plans, food and beverage procedures, checks of air conditioning systems, electrical systems and recreation facilities are being conducted and managed to a very high standard. Food safety standards must be of the highest as the last thing you want while you are recovering from a surgical procedure is to fall ill from food poisoning!
Keep in mind that a Medi-Secure-Safe certified Hotel, doesn’t mean you will staying in a clinical environment. On the contrary, there are now many 5 star hotels throughout Asia that cater for medical travelers.
The Ticadoc team is spending countless hours compiling massive amounts of information regarding all service providers including hotels, airports, transportation, airlines, hospitals, clinics and health and medical professional to help travellers make more informed decisions.
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