Although the medical situation in Laos is rapidly improving, unfortunately there is not yet a hospital of international standard. For those living here, the closest hospital of any standard would be across the border, such as Wattana Hospital in Nong Khai or better yet Aek Udon Hospital in Udon Thani. In the case of a critical medical situation, however, it’s best to head to Bangkok and seek medical attention in one of the better hospitals there.
Bangkok, Thailand features some of the finest hospitals in Asia, if not the world, something immediately obvious upon any visit by way of the immaculacy, impeccable service and well trained staff at any of the city’s major private hospitals. Advice from expatriates living in Bangkok would be one of the best sources of information regarding which is the best, however everyone has their own personal preference. Below is a list of Bangkok hospitals which are popular with expatriates:
The Samitivej Hospital Group has various facilities in and around Thailand, however the major hospital visited by expats is that in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The large Samitivej Sukhumvit hospital is extremely well regarded in the expat community and features specialist doctors in almost every field. Facilities are very modern and service is excellent.
133 Sukhumvit 49, North Rd, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.
Tel. +66 (0) 2711-8181.
Fax:. +66 (0) 2391-1290.
One of the oldest and most well recognised hospitals in Bangkok, BNH (formerly Bangkok Nursing Home) was originally set up in 1897 as the first Western-style hospital for foreign residents in Thailand. Now, in its 107th year, BNH has proven to be one of the most popular and trusted hospitals in Bangkok.
9/1, Convent Road, Silom Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel : (+662) 686-2700
Fax : (+662) 632-0577-79
Website : http://www.BNHhospital.com
GPS Location : 13.724961, 100.5351
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Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad, literally meaning “care for the people”, is another Bangkok hospital which is well respected among the expat community. It was originally established as a 200 bed facility in 1980 and has since grown into South East Asia’s largest private medical centre and the top regional referral centre for specialist medicine. The facilities at Bumrungrad are extremely modern and whilst the complex is large, it does lack the personal touch afforded at smaller facilities.
33 Sukhumvit 3 (Soi Nana Nua), Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Telephone: +662 667 1000
Facsimile: +662 667 2525
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Bangkok General Hospital
Bangkok Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in Thailand providing tertiary healthcare. Bangkok Hospital has gradually expanded its network to many provinces and is now the flagship of a whole network of hospitals throughout the country: The Bangkok Hospital Group. The International Medical Center (IMC) at Bangkok Hospital is a department especially for foreigners, with a team of multi–lingual interpreters.