The Best English Speaking Hospitals in Bangkok
By: Talk Bangkok
Each year, more and more foreigners are traveling or moving to Bangkok. Most of these people can hardly get by using the Thai language. When an injury or ailment arises, it can be extremely frustrating seeking medical attention without the luxury of proper communication. This can often result in the patient feeling uncomfortable or unsatisfied with their treatment and even misdiagnoses by the doctors. Fortunately, Bangkok has some of the top hospitals in Southeast Asia with over 30 having achieved Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, meaning they have achieved the highest international standards in health care. Below is a brief guide to hospitals that are both JCI accredited and have English-speaking staff.

Bumrungrad Hospital:

Located in the heart of Bangkok in Nana, Bumrungrad is often considered the crème-de-la-crème of health care within the Kingdom. This massive hospital has over 1,200 physicians representing 55 different sub-specialties. Many of their physicians have experience abroad and carry board certification from countries such as the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan. They also have over 200 physicians that are US board certified.
Disease or Condition Specific Certifications (DCSC): Primary Stroke Program, Acute Myocardial Infarction with ST Segment Elevation
Clinical Care Programs Certification (CCPC): Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage I to IV.

BNH Hospital:

BNH is located on Soi Convent in Silom and holds the distinction of being Thailand's oldest international hospital. It was founded in 1897 when the British Legation decided a hospital was needed to specifically serve the needs of foreigners in Thailand. The British Consul General, Mr. George Greville, was able to gain approval for the hospital from H.M. King Chulalongkorn, who helped fund the non-profit hospital. The hospital has since become private to meet the increasing demand for international healthcare.

Bangkok Hospital:

Bangkok Hospital was Thailand's first private medical institution. Founded in 1972, it has since grown to become Thailand's largest hospital operator with 13 locations nationwide. This name recognition ensures that you can get trustworthy care not only in Bangkok but also in Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui.
DCSC: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure Program, Breast Cancer Conserving Therapy Program, Primary Stroke Center
CCPC: Acute Myocardial Infarction Program, Breast Cancer Program, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Program, Heart Failure Program, Low Back Pain Program, Primary Stroke Program

Samitivej Hospital:

Samitivej has two branches in Bangkok that are both JCI accredited. Samitivej Sukhumvit is located in Phrom Phong while Samitivej Srinakarin is located in Ramkhamhaeng area and serves eastern Bangkok. A majority of the doctors are accredited through the American Board of Surgery or the European Board of Surgery Qualification. Samitivej also has a Women's Health Center and the only dedicated Children's Hospital in Thailand.
DCSC: Lung Cancer Program, Acute Myocardial Infarction Program, Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program, Low Back Pain Program, Primary Stroke Program
CCPC: Childhood Asthma, Low Back Pain Program, Primary Stroke Program

 


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