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Yes, all 3 Hua Hin Hospitals have Emergency Rooms.

HHH actually run a sort of GP surgery through the night, where you go, get a number, see a doctor without having to go through the full A&E procedure. The pharmacy stays open throughout the night also. As a family, we've used the overnight GP service a few times and have been well satisfied. Simply go to Window 1 to register, and then wait in the vastly improved A&E waiting area.
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Big Boy wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:15 am Yes, all 3 Hua Hin Hospitals have Emergency Rooms.

HHH actually run a sort of GP surgery through the night, where you go, get a number, see a doctor without having to go through the full A&E procedure. The pharmacy stays open throughout the night also. As a family, we've used the overnight GP service a few times and have been well satisfied. Simply go to Window 1 to register, and then wait in the vastly improved A&E waiting area.
I know this thread is about The Special Clinic, but I'll respond to this comment about emergency treatment.

HHH in the small hours? Never, ever again.

The main HHH was where my wife received absolutely unbelievably bad treatment last year at around 2-3 am at the hands of the young men in blue scrubs and one female nurse while she was being admitted to the ward. She was treated pretty much like an animal for around two hours before being given a bed in the actual A&E ward. She was placed in a freezing cold ante-room on a flat bed which does not raise, and with no blanket or pillow, shouted at when she tried to explain, and told harshly in Thai which she does not speak to pee in a bucket in the corner of the room. If I'd had the sense to ignore the instruction to wait during admission I would have known and gone ballistic, I learned my first big lesson about HHH that night. I finally went in without being asked to and my distressed wife told me all she'd been subjected to. She's never one to complain, so I knew she was not exaggerating.

Then her arms and legs ended up complete pincushions as the two young blue horrors tried to find a vein to take blood (at Bumrungrad or even Bangkok Hospital they will succeed in reasonable time, or will call a specialist nurse). It took them over 15 minutes.

HHH have good doctors, judging from the several that I have spoken to about her treatment during a long stay and at other times. The female doctor that night was excellent and the whole team in white caring (to various degrees) and professional. The boys in blue I would happily have punched until black to match their blue that night. The admittee is pretty much in their hands until in an A&E bed. The ward was full but services were not stretched. We were the only farang in the place, as usual.

Treatment at San Paolo during the small hours is very professional and caring, we experienced that also last year.
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I won't dispute a word of what you say. You get good and bad everywhere, and it sounds as if you hit a particularly terrible one.

What intrigues me though is 'the young men in blue scrubs'. I've never come across these before, and my wife is a frequent flyer. Who were they? What was their purpose?
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Whilst discussing HH hospital(move if necessary please)

I learned last night of the story of a friend of mine who I knew was quite recently in a motorcycle accident.

He was taken to HH hospital, had x rays(or MRI I'm not sure) and was diagnosed with having a fractured pelvis.

So consequently he then went back home to Canada to have the necessary treatment to deal with this.

However, when he took the x-rays with him, he was told in no uncertain terms that he did NOT have a fractured pelvis at all and no treatment was required!

He's due back here any day to resume his trip.

This reminds me of an old saying that an MRI is only as good as the radiologist that's reporting on it. It takes great skill and experience to read them accurately

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Sadly, this story is not limited to HHH. There are loads of similar problems.

Back in 2019 a cousin of mine had a fall at a waterfall on Koh Samui. He was taken to Bangkok Hospital on Koh Samui, who x-ray decided he had broken his arm, They air lifted him to Bangkok to a top hospital there (sorry, don't remember the name) who 'fixed it'. He continued his holiday for 6 weeks in Hua Hin in a fair bit of pain. He returned to the hospital in Bangkok several times, who x-rayed and confirmed he wasn't in pain - right!!!

When he got home to UK, he went his local NHS hospital in Plymouth, who had to break and fix the arm properly.

Yes, not just a public hospital getting it wrong, but some expensive Thai hospitals and a Lear jet getting it wrong - I'll bet the invoices were spot on though.

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Big Boy wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:44 am I won't dispute a word of what you say. You get good and bad everywhere, and it sounds as if you hit a particularly terrible one.

What intrigues me though is 'the young men in blue scrubs'. I've never come across these before, and my wife is a frequent flyer. Who were they? What was their purpose?
As I said, they were both young, in their 20s and wearing mid-blue scrubs. It seemed their function was to assist in admitting/moving around patients but also they were the ones that did the botched job taking my wife's blood samples, and they had no English and no bedside manner. So they weren't just porters. I haven't seen them on other wards.
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404cameljockey wrote:
Big Boy wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:44 am I won't dispute a word of what you say. You get good and bad everywhere, and it sounds as if you hit a particularly terrible one.

What intrigues me though is 'the young men in blue scrubs'. I've never come across these before, and my wife is a frequent flyer. Who were they? What was their purpose?
As I said, they were both young, in their 20s and wearing mid-blue scrubs. It seemed their function was to assist in admitting/moving around patients but also they were the ones that did the botched job taking my wife's blood samples, and they had no English and no bedside manner. So they weren't just porters. I haven't seen them on other wards.
Possibly students? If that was the case I don't know what the legality would be about obtaining patients' acknowledgement, if not approval, before administering any tests, never mind treatment.
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I read in an earlier post that the Special Clinic had moved from the 5th floor to the 2nd in the same building. Has anyone been able to confirm this as I have an appointment next week and would rather not have to go searching for the place.
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I would have hoped londongeorge would have updated us. However, I had my routine check-up this morning, and the clinic is still on the 5th floor where it always was.
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Sorry but I had to cancel my appointment and it is rescheduled for next week. Hence no update.
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LOL, it's where it's always been. Only difference is you can't use the comfy sofas any longer.
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