Too many times I read about people’s negative experiences in Spain so I want to share something positive about the wonderful care my husband and I have received during what has been a very difficult time.
We retired to Spain four years ago. As we are under the UK state retirement age we don’t qualify for Spanish health care so we took out medical insurance with ASSSA via Jennifer Cunningham Insurance. It turned out to be a decision that saved my husband Phil’s life.
On the 23rd of January I took my husband to the emergency room at San Jaime hospital in Torrevieja after he became voilently sick and had severe head pains. He was given an MRI scan and was diagnosed with a very complicated brain tumour that required emergency surgery. At this point our insurance company ASSSA and Jennifer Cunningham’s ASSSA Administrator, Mandy Borelli stepped in. ASSSA were advised that Phil’s best chance for survival was a specialist neurosurgeon in Madrid. Within 48 hours they had organised everything and Phil was taken to Madrid by ambulance. He was operated on by one of Spain’s top neurosurgeons and received the best of care. He has since had radiotherapy and chemotherapy which was also organised by ASSSA. His outlook for the future is very positive.
I cannot praise ASSSA enough for the efficient and professional way they have dealt with everything for us. Nor can I give enough thanks for the kindness and support we received from Mandy Borelli at Jennifer Cunningham’s.