I Have COPD

also Sleep Apnea & use an oxygen concentrator overnight every night with a back up cylinder. My oxygen is supplied by BOC who are brilliant. I travel around the UK on little breaks, sometimes for 1 night sometimes a week & BOC arrange for other companies ie AirLiquide, to provide my oxygen & they are all brilliant, the oxygen is in my hotel room on arrival & removed when I leave. Excellent service all provided by the NHS........ I now want to stay in my friends apartment in Spain, have phoned my company & contacted other oxygen suppliers but so far don't know how I do this. I need to know if I have to arrange to take a concentrator with me or do I need to contact an oxygen company in Spain to supply me???? Can anyone help please??

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  • Hi

    You will not be allowed to take UK equipment abroad.

    One option to be sure of your needs is to hire a portable unit if suitable .

    The link is to one company that hires equipment.

    healthoxygen.com/rental-inf...

    Airline Approved

    You hav'nt said what oxygen you require?

    You will also need fit to fly note from your GP

    I think air liquidi operate in Spain, but you will have to pay could be expensive if not arrange properly.

  • Hi Stone - many thanks for your reply, I use a 1 litre of condensed oxygen for 8 hours overnight, so if I will not be allowed to take UK oxygen abroad then surely a portable unit wouldn't be allowed? I'll have to try Air Liquidi see what they say. thanks once again Penelope

  • Hi

    It only applies to equipment supplied under the NHS.

    Not to hired or your own equipment.

  • Ok then I suppose all you have to do is ask the airline you are travelling with if they will be OK with it, thanks stone

  • Hi

    Found this may help.

    gov.uk/healthcare-in-spain

  • Welcome to the site and I'm sorry I've no knowledge to offer advice - luckily Stone is on hand - pleased to see another Penelope

  • thanks for the welcome peege

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