Nurses ‘heartbroken’ immediately after getting refused refund for Turkey holiday break

A Liverpool nurse who labored on the front line during Covid has been battling due

A Liverpool nurse who labored on the front line during Covid has been battling due to the fact May perhaps to claw back thousands of lbs . she paid out for a cancelled vacation.

Claire Hughes compensated additional than £5,000 for the vacation in the Turkish vacation resort of Antalya for a 7-robust team made up of herself, her fellow staff nurse Georgina Maria and their respective people.

But then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and the holiday getaway was cancelled in Could by the operator, Teletext Vacations.

Because then Claire statements she has fought in vain to have the prices of the holiday break refunded.

She statements calls went unanswered for lengthy intervals and, when she did get through, recurring claims to pay back the cash back have been not honoured. She also claims the journey corporation blocked her on social media.

This has left both equally Claire, from Aintree, and her fellow nurse Georgina, from Melling in Sefton, higher and dry.

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Claire, 38, stated: “We both worked on a high risk Covid ward in comprehensive PPE for 12.5 hour shifts.

“The holiday getaway was anything we were wanting forward to, and our children were being so pleased to be likely absent, and fired up to be going collectively.

“But by the starting of May perhaps our suspicions advised us we were not going absent and it would be cancelled, which it was – a week just before we were being due to fly.”

Claire statements Teletext Vacations issued her with a credit observe to be utilised on yet another holiday getaway, but that a refund could not be asked for until finally the close of July by means of an email handle.

Due to the fact then she promises to have designed repeated makes an attempt to have the dollars refunded back into her account, all devoid of accomplishment.

She explained: “”When speaking to Teletext by means of telephone you are left at first on maintain for over an hour ahead of an adviser responses, when they response they all over again put you on keep.

“The buyer advisers simply cannot give answers to the issues requested, they can not give a time frame for the refund. They just say it’s being processed and will be in the account by the conclusion of each individual thirty day period.

“Teletext Holiday seasons have blocked me on Twitter so there is no way of interaction with them, I’m on hold for around an hour and 39 minutes right before talking to any individual to be explained to it is nevertheless becoming processed.”

Claire additional: “Doing work whole time by way of the next wave of Covid as a nurse on the frontline has been a problem equally psychological and bodily. I’m now having the included stresses of obtaining to worry about my cash.

“The most disappointing matter is not becoming capable to deliver our children with the vacation they have so desperately seemed forward to, and staying also young to recognize why it’s been cancelled is heartbreaking.

“But now, right after 6 empty guarantees that we will get our refund at the finish of November we are now in a situation the place we are not able to offer them with a Xmas they have earned.”

The ECHO attained out to Teletext Holidays for remark but it did not answer right before publication.