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 programmes.
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 Hospital.
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Chulalongkorn Hospital
1873 Rama IV Road, Phathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 252-8131-9