8. All Clear Travel. Tel: 0845 250 5350 www.allcleartravel.co.uk
David Fieldhouse of Perkins Slade, Tel: 0845 260 1574, www.perkins-slade.com, can also be contacted to give advice. David kindly spoke at one of our meetings and gave a very helpful overview of the do's and don'ts regarding insurance and travel by those with medical conditions.
Airport security can be a problem but we suggest the following: On arriving at the security gate identify yourself as having a pacemaker (few have heard of a defibrillator or an ICD). This is where your little identification card from the hospital becomes handy. You can then either briskly walk through the security gate or walk around it. It is then inevitable you will be hand searched. In the unlikely event of security insisting on using a hand held wand to screen you, then refuse from the waist up but allow them to wand from the waist down. Request to see a supervisor if you are still not happy.
Whilst the Sutton ICD Support Group makes every effort to ensure accurate information,