Not only is Friday Brexit Day but it is also the 25th Anniversary of the first meeting of Help International Benidorm. To celebrate this a lunch was organised at Restaurante Mitico en La Cala.
Following several requests from people coming on holiday to Benidorm for an oxygen concentrator and the fact that it had to be hired at great expense to take sick people back to the UK.To hire one commercially it is about 450 euros a week with a 1,300 Euro deposit. We have decided to purchase our own machine for short term loan. It is a Respironics Evergo and is dual use either portable or mains operated for use overnight. Our nurse Jackie will supply it with all accessories. If anyone needs to loan it please call her on +34 607 386 964 or leave a message on our contact page.
Appointments are still available within a week for UK nationals at the office in Alicante Capital from this website; https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/ .It is best to go online early before 8.00 am, before the gestors book them all.Remember to change your UK driving Licence before Brexit ? end of Jan. If the application is logged before that date it will still proceed.
Public holidays in Benidorm 2020
Wed 1st Jan. New Year’s Day Mon.
6th January Reyes/Epithany/12th Night
Thus 19th March St Joseph’s Day
Thus. 9th April Maundy Thursday
Fri. 10th April Good Friday
Mon. 13th April Easter Monday
Fri. 1st May Fiesta Labour Day
Wed. 24th June . Fiesta San Juan
Sat. 15th August. Fiesta Maria Asumpta
Fri. 9th October. Fiesta Community Valencia
Mon. 12th October. National Fiesta Spain
Wed 11th November. Local Benidorm Fiesta
Tues. 8th December. Fiesta Immaculate Conception
Friday 25th December. Christmas Day
We held a small party after the last meeting on 19th Dec 2019, to thank the members for their loyalty through the year. Hope to see you all next year.
Please don’t forget the Bag Pack at Iceland between 9.00 and 4.00 to raise money for Help. Volunteers wanted for however much time you can spare, just turn up.
There is a very simple App available to book non-urgent doctors appointments
It is called GVA +Salut. and is available on Google Play store free
It is only available in Spanish and Valenciano but is very easy to use.
You will have to protect it with a PIN. Then you can add up to 4 users. All you need to do is put in the last 7 numbers of the SIP and date of birth dd/mm/yyyy.
Then click on Solicitar Nueva Cita. Request New Appointment. It will give you dates available for your doctor or nurse and you click on the time you want and confirm.
The nurse appointments may not be suitable for procedures such as injections and dressings and blood tests.
You can see upcoming appointments and cancel them if you need to.
You no longer need to collect your prescription within 10 days of the date on the calendar, as the calendar system has been abolished. Any medication can be picked up from 2 weeks before the due date up until the end of the prescribed period.