Outside the European Economic Area: If you use oxygen you will need to arrange your own oxygen using a private supplier. This can be expensive. You will need to do this for both travel and at your destination.
Before booking, check if you need to: Contact the Customer Contact Centre to tell them you need oxygen. Have your oxygen delivery system approved by the airline in advance. Provide your own oxygen supply, or arrange for the airline to provide it for you? Pay an additional charge? You are not allowed to take the […]
Portable oxygen is generally not a problem on public transport. However, checking ahead will give you peace of mind. The transport company is unlikely to guarantee a power supply so if you use a concentrator make sure you have enough battery life. Remember If you are travelling outside Scotland, to somewhere else in the UK, […]
In addition to your usual holiday costs such as your insurance, ticket, accommodation and spending money you may find some extra costs: Travel Insurance – this can become more expensive when you have a long term condition. (Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland: sympathetic travel insurance companies factsheet [.pdf]) Transporting additional equipment such as oxygen. If […]
Home oxygen is usually prescribed for a minimum of 15 hours a day. This sounds like a lot but if used overnight it may give you some oxygen free time during the day. Do Don’t Do keep nose and mouth healthy. Drink at least 6 to 8 cups of water or juice to keep hydrated. […]
The following pictures show some examples of the kind of home oxygen equipment you may be supplied with. You will not be given all of these. Your own need for home oxygen will influence the equipment which will be the most suitable for you. This will be discussed at your assessment.