Hua Hin Hospital Express Clinic has moved

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Hua Hin Hospital Express Clinic has moved

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:34 pm

I went for my regular check up this morning to be greeted with this notice:
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The clinic is now on the 5th floor of the Purple Building.

What a clinic!!! - I would say the nicest facility in the area. Amazingly, I'd guess it was previously a function room (I'm paying thousands of Baht at a decent hotel for a room for my son's forthcoming wedding - this room knocks spots off it). Roomy, soft furnishings, air conditioned - I used to be a hospital snob, and visit the expensive hospitals - Bangkok Hospital eat your heart out. A truly amazing clinic.
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Outside, there's a huge veranda, with sea views.

The best bit - it looks as though the 8 storey car parking block is almost complete.
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When I was a hospital snob, just the thought of Hua Hin Hospital used to make me shudder. I learnt the hard way - Hua Hin Hospital is as good as any hospital.
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Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:20 pm

That's impressive. I wonder if the guy from another thread is going to comment. He seems to think that money buys better treatment and points out that he can afford it!!!

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Post by handdrummer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:46 pm

If they just had someone who could draw blood on arms with submerged veins I'd go there again. The person that used to do it went somewhere else and the Lady Boy with the gold chains isn't up to it. It does look nice, is comfortable and the 2 ladies at the desk are very pleasant.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Obviously luck of the draw. In the UK they always had trouble getting blood out of me, but never ever had a problem here. Does the warmer weather help?
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Post by MDMK » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 pm

Until about a year ago I was easy to draw blood from, but now I have this sunken vein thing too. Bloody well hate it. And because of other minor issues they are drawing blood regularly from me right now. Anyway, a kind woman at the hospital told me that next time I was scheduled to have blood tests I was not to drink tea or coffee for 24 hours prior and I was to drink as much water as I could, at least 3 liters the day before. It's hardly scientific but 6 times they had SO much trouble finding a vein. The 7th time was after following the no tea/no coffee/loads of water tip and it was easy. She said something about tea and coffee having a shrinking effect on the veins, while filling up with water had the opposite effect, it kind of pumped them up/filled them up/made them come to the surface???? Something like that anyway.

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Post by handdrummer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:36 pm

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Obviously luck of the draw. In the UK they always had trouble getting blood out of me, but never ever had a problem here. Does the warmer weather help?
Not luck of the draw, he was the only one there. Nothing helps except experience and skill. I ended up at the Blood testing clinic on Petchasem south of the Baguette and before the 1st petrol station. The woman their has done it before, she's excellent and a sweetheart. In Between I went to Bangkok Hospital, I've had it drawn there before. The nurses are excellent. It used to cost 2500bht, now it's 4700bht. I walked. No, I don't have insurance, too old and a "precondition." Funny term, that. Sounds like a condition before the condition. "I wonder what condition my condition is in?"

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 pm

I assume that's for very complicated tests. My blood tests this morning cost 190 Baht (obviously there were other costs i.e. 200 Baht Express service, doctor's consultation fees, nursing fee and medication for 2 months). Total cost 1250 Baht.
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Post by Lost » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:07 pm

Hope you have permission from all the people in the photo to post their pics online. Just saying. I’d be none too happy if my pic ended up online while I was sat poorly in the clinic. Does look very nice though.

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Post by handdrummer » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:06 am

Big Boy wrote:
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I assume that's for very complicated tests. My blood tests this morning cost 190 Baht (obviously there were other costs i.e. 200 Baht Express service, doctor's consultation fees, nursing fee and medication for 2 months). Total cost 1250 Baht.
Yes, complicated tests. At Hua Hin Hospital they cost the same as at the clinic. I don't see a doctor, just pay for the blood test and 200 bht mandatory Express service.

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am

Even the blood test is better. No longer do you have to jump the 'Thai' queue (which, I know several people find embarrassing). The vampire nurse visits you in the posh clinic. Yesterday's vampire was very gentle :D
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Post by HHTel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:05 pm

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Post by joelle » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:19 pm

sorry for my ignorance, but what do you actually get done at the hua hin hospital EXPRESS clinic ?
just as a matter of interest ???

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Post by handdrummer » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:29 pm

joelle wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:19 pm
sorry for my ignorance, but what do you actually get done at the hua hin hospital EXPRESS clinic ?
just as a matter of interest ???
"Express" means that you don't have to wait with all the poor people to be called to see a doctor or whatever you're there for. You have the same things done as at any hospital. Mandatory because you're a Farang and can afford the 200bht. I asked if I could skip the Express part and was told no. Actually my wife was told no because no one there speaks or will speak English. I don't know about the Doctors as I've never been to one.

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Post by HHTel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:02 pm

Not mandatory at all. It's a choice. If you want to wait in line with the crowd you can. Incidentally, it can also be used by Thais. It's not often taken up by them because as well as the 200 baht, they pay full price for the services as opposed to the 30 baht.
There are some treatments that you can't get 'express' service for.

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Post by joelle » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks for the answers

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