AXA PPP healthcare will be donating £20 to the Child Accident Prevention Trust for every sale of its medical insurance policy designed exclusively for children - First Healthcare.
According to the trust, Britain's leading charity working to reduce accident related death and injury of children, accidentsput more children in hospital in the UK than any other cause. Every week 2,000 children are admitted to hospital, a harrowing experience for the children and families involved.
Whilst the NHS is well placed to provide urgent treatment following an accident, First Healthcare helps to complement its service by providing parents with the peace of mind of knowing that, if their child suffers from an illness or injury that doesn't require A&E attention, they'll be covered for prompt private access to specialists following GP referral as well as for diagnostic out-patient tests and scans. And, if hospital in-patient or day-patient treatment is required, the policypays for the child to go private straight away if the NHS cannot treat them within six weeks of when treatment should take place - which avoids delays and helps keep premiums affordable.
The plan costs £9.99 for the first child covered and £7.99 for each additional child.
Paul O'Grady of AXA PPP healthcare says, “ We are pleased to be helping the trust to continue its work in providing parents with expert practical information to prevent accidents to children."
Private medical insurance: News update: 21/02/2009