King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
This hospital, the bigger of the two owned by the Thai Red Cross, was
established 82 years ago in memory of King Chulalongkorn, our Founder
and Patron. It provides clinical training facilities for medical
students of Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and for nursing
students of the Thai Red Cross College of Nursing.
Being jointly operated by Thai Red Cross and the Faculty of Medicine,
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital provides complete primary and also
extensive tertiary care medical services for Bangkok population and for
referred cases from the provinces. With a medical staff of over
780 almost 1,200 nurses and over 4,000 other personnel, the hospital
strives to be leader in the field of teaching, researches and provision
of services. Two hundred and thirty medical students graduate every year,
and there are 3-400 residents enrolled in our specialist training
Annual expenditures total approximately B. 1,300 millions and income
derived from provision of some services, government subsidies and
donations amount to B.425 millions last year in
this 1,400 bed general hospital.
Prioritized projects and activities include innovative measures to improve
teaching, research and quality of care. Personnel development and
welfare are receiving special attention and emphasis. Competition from
private hospitals, both for patients and for medical and nursing
staff has resulted in rapid turnover of key personnels. Better housing
supplementary incomes, and clear career paths may help improve morale and
decrease the turnover.
Major development projects for the next 5 years include construction of
two tower blocks for medical and surgical in-patients, and two more towers
for health personnel dormitories. These high rise buildings will enable us
to have more open spaces for environmental protection and recreation purposes.
Situated on area of the most expensive piece of realestate in Bangkok,
economical use of the ground will mean more efficient building management
and better quality of life for both patients and staffs.
A project receiving special attention and prioritization, is the setting
up of a Cardiac Centre which will be fully comprehensive in the treatment
of heart conditions, training and researches in related field. Key staff
members are being recruited from the United Kingdom and the
United States so that the Centre will very quickly achieve a fine footing
and augment the good work already being carried out by our own Cardiology
and Cardiothoracic specialists. Organ transplantation programme was
firstly initiated developed to cope with four organs transplantation,
kidny, lung, heart, and liver.
International cooperation already exists in the field of medical education
with WHO, with Yale and Georgetown Universities in the United States, with
University of Innsbruck in Austria, with Shishu University and Tora woman
Hospital in Japan. Kunming Medical College enjoys a close relation with
the hospital and our Nursing College and such close collaboration will be
further exchanged in countries with ASEAN.
The hospital has always been the mainstay of the Thai Red Cross in provision
of medical services both in time of peace and disasters. Mutual respect and
benefit between the Red Cross and the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn
University are reflected by the fact that the Dean of the Faculty of
Medicine is concurrently Director of King Chulalongkorn Memorial
1873 Rama IV Road, Phathumwan, Bangkok 10330