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Bumrungrad - wow.

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Bumrungrad - wow.

Just visited Bumrungrad, saw top doc in 15min wounds got treated and out in 40min! Can recommend to anyone as best hospital ever visited, clean/modern, prices v cheap (uk standards) and great service - had 3 nurses escort me to right building where else would u get that!

Just "people watching" outside landmark hotel before my flight to cambodia!

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Anything will be better than NHS. Bumrungrad is a private company. Dont be fooled by a first visit and the sweet looking "nurses". They are just auxiliary staff in a cute uniform.

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I have had great luck with Bumrungrad. It has become my "goto" hospital.

Ironically, walk ins usually receive quicker service than those with scheduled visits. This is true with many hospitals here.

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"walk ins usually receive quicker service than those with scheduled visits"

I had recently an appointment at a private hospital in our neighborhood and the appointment slip gave the time as 10-11. That did not mean that I had an appointment for one hour, but that I would be seeing the doctor at some point during that hour. Fortunately I did not have to wait until 10:55. On the other hand, this is quite convenient when traffic jams make travel times somewhat unpredictable, so it was not a problem that I arrived actually 10:10 - in Europe I most probably would have lost my turn and needed to reschedule.

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"Anything will be better than NHS. Bumrungrad is a private company. Dont be fooled by a first visit and the sweet looking "nurses". They are just auxiliary staff in a cute uniform'"

What about the fact that it is in the top 10 hospitals in the world list?

That says enough for me.

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I agree with 10/6 - I live in Bangkok and am unfortunately quite accident prone/clumsy - but I am always seen far quicker as a walk in (even for really minor things which my Thai colleagues insist I go for) than scheduled appointments.

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It's never good when you have to visit a hospital but good to know that if this is necessary in Bangkok that the Bumrungrad is an excellent option.

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I fully agree that Bumrungrad is an execellent hospital! I last visited Bangkok in Nov2011, and fell sick suddenly. As I cant speak Thai, I thot better to go Bumrungrad. All the staff there speaks English.

That decision saved my life. I had bacterical meningistics, and fell in a coma. Two weeks at Bumungrad before they air-lifted me home. According to my insurer and husband, Bumungrad is comparable to the top notch hospital at home.

Two weeks there cost me USD40000, luckily paid for by my insurer.Personally I cant say much about my stay there as I suffer memory laspe, and totally cant even remember going to Bangkok

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"Two weeks there cost me USD40000, luckily paid for by my insurer."

My niece's boyfriend fell ill and visited a prominent San Diego hospital. They ran a couple test and kept him overnight, "for observation". The bill was $16,000, or close to a half million baht

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Yes yes, I totally agree that the pricing wise is a lot more reasonable than many countries, but still to me USD 40,000 is big sum.

The amount paid to International SOS was even more, USD 120,000 to airlift me back.

Anyway, the doctors at Bumrungrad were really good. Without them, I doubt I will be alive today.

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10. Re: Bumrungrad - wow.

Fantastic hospital and setting.

I'm aware it's private, so it's probably only taking a select type of clientele and not the indigigenous population of Thailand ... but even being private the charges were very small compared to western standards, the faciltiies, and care were phenomenal.

I was there for a fracture to my arm, after falling of a bike.

Really does put the NHS to shame a facility like this.

Edited: 02 August 2013, 17:07