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Overcrowded Vachira Phuket Hospital to refuse non-critical patients due to bed shortage

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Vachira Hospital is overloaded with non-critical patients seeking treatment there as it is the best-equipped government hospital on the island. Photo: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET:-- Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, which is the main government hospital on the island, from Oct 1 will begin refusing to treat non-critical inpatients from other areas across the island unless they have been referred by a medical specialist due to a bed shortage.

 

The news came via a notice posted on Vachira Hospital’s website on Friday (Aug 24), which explained that the decision was made at a meeting held on July 26.

 

Any patients needing emergency care will still receive urgent medical treatment at Vachira, but patients who live in other areas where there is already a healthcare facility will not be admitted unless the patients have been referred by the healthcare facility in the patients’ area of residence, said the notice.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/overcrowded-vachira-phuket-hospital-to-refuse-non-critical-patients-due-to-bed-shortage-68406.php#le5JG2K0XzoDp6Wd.97

 
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