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Keeping safe on holiday - travel planning


As well as all the usual things to be aware of when going on holiday such as keeping hydrated and eating unusual foods, as a parent it is important to prepare for your child becoming unwell, particularly if they have a health condition.


Things you may need to pack



Do some research before your trip to find the hospital or medical care facility closest to your destination, particularly if your child has a chronic health condition. If you're traveling overseas, try to find one where English is spoken.


It's also wise to carry a written copy of your child's medical history. Having this available can help health care workers make appropriate decisions about how to treat your child and you won't have to worry about forgetting important information at a time when you're likely to be upset.


A medical history should include: