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Old 28.10.2008, 20:03
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What to do when your injured?

I recently dislocated my finger and I went to hospital but it was'nt realy a big deal but what do you do if your badly injured or ill what hospital is recommended? Do they speak english? Do you get good services? I just want to be sure incase I'm in an accident or get sick.
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Old 28.10.2008, 20:11
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Re: What to do when your injured?

In my experience all the hospitals in the "cities"of Switzerland have always been very good and do refer or transfer patients to specialist units in other hospitals if required. However, you may wish to fork out for private insurance for the creme de la creme... basically means a nicer room and better food but also some super dooper Docs.
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Old 28.10.2008, 20:14
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Wow thanks a lot I'll look into that.
Have you ever been in a more serious injury before?
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Re: What to do when your injured?

I live in a small village, where english is not really spoken...but the stunning thing is...most of the doctors does speak english..or should I say, the younger doctors.So, I am going to take a guess..but if you need a doctor in an emergency, you will find someone that will help ( i hope). Be it someone that will overhear it and quickly translate, or be it the nurses knows that a certain dr speaks English. Well, i hope so!
Why not make sure rather that you have a house doctor that you can rely on, that he speaks English, and in any emergency, you can contact him first, or have his number with you, that the doctors can call him-her and he can help, that is what I would do, as you will need a house dr in anyway sooner or later.
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Old 28.10.2008, 20:18
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Yeah you got a point thanks a lot I just joined the forum today and it has helped me more in a few hours than all the forums I've been on put together so thanks a lot!
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Old 28.10.2008, 20:40
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Re: What to do when your injured?

All doctors I have encountered have spoken a good level of English. I think when you get to a certain level of education it does seem to to be the norm of which I am very grateful.

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Re: What to do when your injured?

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Why not make sure rather that you have a house doctor that you can rely on, that he speaks English, and in any emergency, you can contact him first, or have his number with you, that the doctors can call him-her and he can help, that is what I would do, as you will need a house dr in anyway sooner or later.
^^This is the correct answer.

We also live in a small village but it has 3 doctors who all speak English. We have a primary one but visit the other 2 when he is on vacation or is not on call. We also live across the street from the retired village doctor (in his 80's) who also speaks good English. I would be surprised if there were any doctors in Switzerland that didn't speak decent English.

We haven't had any serious accidents but our family doctor has referred me to an orthopedic surgeon for a knee injury. So far, it seems like the local doctors are pretty well networked in to where to refer you.

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Re: What to do when your injured?

I'm sorry about your knee man you guys are really insured(in a sense that you have like 4 docters on call).
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Old 28.10.2008, 21:12
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Having been in hospital alot here:-

Broken ribs
Kapput lung
Knee operation
2 births
Wrist operation
Ankle injury
Cut open finger

Oh the list could go on and on I have been half private, and basic with the insurance and had brilliant Doctors that all spoke English i will say with half private i had my own room, and basic i had to share so i prefare half private insurance

Hope you never have to be in hospital like me would not wish that on anyone.
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Old 28.10.2008, 21:22
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Hi Sutter,
Sorry about all those injuries the worst I ever had was a dislocated finger which happened just a few weeks ago but at least now I know that all doctors speak English (which is pretty reassuring)but I hope I won't get into such a bad accident that I'll have to go to hospital again.Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 28.10.2008, 21:26
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Hi Sutter,
Sorry about all those injuries the worst I ever had was a dislocated finger which happened just a few weeks ago but at least now I know that all doctors speak English (which is pretty reassuring)but I hope I won't get into such a bad accident that I'll have to go to hospital again.Thanks for the info guys!
Thanks i know and that is only in the last 11 years while i have been living here the list is even longer for the UK.

My kids have also been alot in hospital and the children`s Doctors also speak very good English
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Re: What to do when your injured?

gee, one could think you're a stunt woman or the like ... or are you just a little clumsy ??? ...

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Having been in hospital alot here:-

Broken ribs
Kapput lung
Knee operation
2 births
Wrist operation
Ankle injury
Cut open finger

Oh the list could go on and on I have been half private, and basic with the insurance and had brilliant Doctors that all spoke English i will say with half private i had my own room, and basic i had to share so i prefare half private insurance

Hope you never have to be in hospital like me would not wish that on anyone.
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Old 28.10.2008, 22:32
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Re: What to do when your injured?

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I recently dislocated my finger and I went to hospital but it was'nt realy a big deal
Why didn't you go your doctor or the doctor on duty in your village?
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but what do you do if your badly injured or ill what hospital is recommended? Do they speak english? Do you get good services? I just want to be sure incase I'm in an accident or get sick.
Call 144 in case of a serious accident and wait for help …

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Re: What to do when your injured?

I went to the emergency because it was late at night.
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Old 28.10.2008, 23:11
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Yeah you got a point thanks a lot I just joined the forum today and it has helped me more in a few hours than all the forums I've been on put together so thanks a lot!
You didn't dislocate your finger posting 46 messages on you first day did you? Newbie to Junoir Member in under a day has to be a record hasn't it? Keep that up and you will be a Veteran in under two weeks

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Old 29.10.2008, 00:54
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Having been in hospital alot here:-

Broken ribs
Kapput lung
Knee operation
2 births
Wrist operation
Ankle injury
Cut open finger

Oh the list could go on and on I have been half private, and basic with the insurance and had brilliant Doctors that all spoke English i will say with half private i had my own room, and basic i had to share so i prefare half private insurance

Hope you never have to be in hospital like me would not wish that on anyone.
OMG Sutter! That is unbelievable! They should be giving you some kind of a loyalty card or something. Glad you're OK though.
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Old 29.10.2008, 01:26
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Lol, my local emergency unit greet me by name when I go... I've been there faaaarrr to often!

On a serious note, most communities provide a leaflet of emergency contacts such as doctors in your area. When you go to register with them they often give you or send you the bumf...
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Old 29.10.2008, 01:31
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Lol, my local emergency unit greet me by name when I go... I've been there faaaarrr to often!

On a serious note, most communities provide a leaflet of emergency contacts such as doctors in your area. When you go to register with them they often give you or send you the bumf...
Poor Lynn!

It would be great to have such a list. As I was running around with my son (aka Swiss Dude) last week, trying to find the emergency for his slightly sprained (certainly not dislocated) finger. The hospital staff was super nice. There were 5 or 6 of them around him at any one moment.
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Re: What to do when your injured?

Don't forget to report the incident to your accident insurer ASAP.
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Old 29.10.2008, 01:34
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Don't forget to report the incident to your accident insurer ASAP.
I gave the hospital our insurance card. Do I still need to report it or the hospital will take care of that? This was our first time.
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