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Hospitals in Bangkok

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Re: Hospitals in Bangkok

Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:24 pm

- Jaiyen

BNH has always been considered a local sort of clinic, providing OK care for non-life threatening things. Then a short while ago it was bought by the Bangkok Hospital group and it's prices have soared, the rooms and public areas have been refurbished but unfortunately the medical services and facilities are still those of a local clinic.



That's very useful information about BNH from Jaiyen.
I have seen the entire "flavour" of the BNH change in two years -- not for the better.
They have put a lot of money into fancy, up-scale, renovations.
The waiting rooms in each department have been expensively decorated as if in a competition for some Euro design award.
Huge posters on the walls have been added, advertising "Women's Wellness" programs, whatever that may mean..
A pretentious museum has taken up a large portion of the ground floor -- describing the history of BNH -- space that could be better used for either waiting or treatment rooms.
A huge "checkup" clinic on the top floor has been constructed, with designer furniture and expensive-looking paintings.
The whole place looks more like a huge day-spa for bored housewives whose husbands give them a lot of money in lieu of attention.

Yet, the emergency room is still sparsely furnished as it was two years ago.
The X-ray department still looks entirely the same now as on my first visit.
The surgery doesn't appear to have changed in 10 years, although I didn't see it then.
Overall, most of the changes seem to be surface decoration.

And, as Jaiyen explains, the prices have gone through a major renovation, too.

I'm thinking I'll look around for another hospital in Bangkok.
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Re: Hospitals in Bangkok

Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:52 pm

Thankfully i have stayed away from hospitols but I always hear that Bumrungrad is one of the best.


Regarding costs-expensive in thailand is still cheap compared to the west


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