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20 January 2010 :: 10:01:16 am 9285

Phayathai Hospital: Upgrading & Expanding

The Phayathai is the biggest hospital in Sriracha, and they have almost toatally completed the renovation works on the old building. In addition to this they have installed new X-ray equipment, a CT 64-slice scanner, an extremely large Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit a Catheter Laboratory and have fully re-equipped their diagnostic centre
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Pattaya, the 19th of January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]:  Gavin Waddell, who is an International Marketing Executive from Phayathai hospital, recently gave an entertaining speech to the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC), to explain about the many renovations and changes. He related the problems that they encountered, when the original construction company wanted a 5-million baht deposit in advance, and then a short time later disappeared from the hospital site. It transpired that one of the construction company employees had absconded with about 25 million baht, which must have been disastrous for this company.

 

These changes were started at the Phayathai Hospital 18-months ago, and Gavin made the members fully aware of their new centers, which include the Catheter Lab, a CT 64-slice scanner and the big Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit. The MRI Unit very accurately diagnoses brain tumors, plus shoulder, back or knee problems, and their new Neurology Centre helps patients in the prevention of strokes and brain hemorrhaging.

PDN interviewed Phayathai Hospital’s International Marketing Executive, Gavin Waddell, who stated, – “Our hospital started 16-years ago with only an “Outpatient division and less than 100 visitors per day, but now treats approximately 1,400 patients daily. With over 1,000 staff plus around 70-doctors, Phayathai Hospital is by far the biggest in Sriracha and after having gained”Accreditation-150” we will soon be getting a JCI award, which then gives us International standing.”

As one of Thailand’s leading news services, PDN sees many unnecessary suicides in both the Thai & expat communities, so we asked Gavin to comment on these incidents. He said that there needed to be more Psychiatrists and Psychologists in these areas, but such medical professionals were in short supply. Furthermore, getting councilors in this area was not so easy, because such professionals needed to have several years of experience in this field of social welfare advice. As their latest promotion for health checks at a discounted price states “Health Is Better Than Wealth.”

Reporter : Harry Green   Photo : Harry Green   Category : Community News

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