Critical Illness Extra

Critical Illness Extra covers all the illnesses below and automatically includes the illnesses listed under Critical Illness Cover at no extra cost. It doesn't include Children's Critical Illness Extra. Full definitions can be found in the Guide to Critical Illnesses Covered, which can be downloaded from the key documents box on the right hand side of this page. 

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CRITICAL ILLNESSES ABI DEFINITION
Benign spinal cord tumour – resulting in either specified treatment or permanent symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses 
Brain injury due to anoxia or hypoxia – resulting in permanent symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses 
Cauda equina syndrome – resulting in permanent symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses 
Drug resistant epilepsy - treated with invasive surgery to brain tissue In addition to ABI illnesses 
Heart failure – of specified severity In addition to ABI illnesses 
Intensive care – requiring mechanical ventilation for 7 days In addition to ABI illnesses 
Interstitial lung disease – of specified severity In addition to ABI illnesses 
Myasthenia gravis ‑;/strong> with specified symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses
Neuromyelitis optica (formerly Devic’s disease)where there have been symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses 
Parkinson-plus syndromesresulting in permanent symptoms In addition to ABI illnesses 
Peripheral vascular diseaserequiring bypass surgery In addition to ABI illnesses 
Pulmonary artery surgeryrequiring surgical replacement In addition to ABI illnesses 
Removal of an entire lungdue to injury or disease In addition to ABI illnesses 
Removal of an eyeballdue to injury or disease In addition to ABI illnesses 
Severe Crohn's diseasetreated with two surgical intestinal resections or removal of entire large bowel In addition to ABI illnesses 
Syringomyelia or syringobulbia ‑>strong> with surgery In addition to ABI illnesses 
Ulcerative colitisresulting in the removal of the entire large bowel In addition to ABI illnesses 
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ADDITIONAL COVER AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED WITH CRITICAL ILLNESS EXTRA
Aortic aneurysmwith endovascular repair
Aplastic anaemiacategorised as severe
Carotid artery stenosis – of specified severity resulting in surgery
Central retinal artery or vein occlusionresulting in permanent symptoms
Cerebral or spinal aneurysm – with specified treatment
Cerebral or spinal arteriovenous malformationwith specified treatment
Crohn's diseasetreated with one surgical intestinal resection
Desmoid type fibromatosis with specified treatment
Diabetes mellitus type 1 – requiring specified treatment
Drug resistant epilepsy treated with vagus nerve stimulation
Guillain-Barre syndrome – with persisting clinical symptoms
Less advanced cancerof named sites and specified severity
Non-invasive gastro intestinal stromal tumour
Other cancer in situ or neuroendocrine tumour (NET) of low malignant potentialwith surgery
Pituitary gland tumourwith specified treatment or resulting in permanent symptoms
Removal of one or more lobe(s) of a lung ‑>strong> due to injury or disease
Removal of urinary bladder – due to injury or disease
Significant visual losspermanent and irreversible
Third degree burns ‑>strong> covering 10% of the surface area of the body or 10% of the face or head