Pattaya City Hospital: worse experience of my life in the emergencies.
I went there having a critical condition suffering excruciating pain from a kidney stone that was infected. I went to Bangkok hospital the day before and I got x-ray, scanner and diagnosis with me, so I had everything to demonstrate the critical condition that was mine.
In the night, I was in terrible pain, painkillers were inefficient, so I decided to go in the middle of the night to the Pattaya City hospital because it was closer to where I was staying, and I though that I could not make it on the scooter to the Bangkok hospital.
After a few question, I explained what I had, show the scanner pictures from my phone, I was in pain 10/10 and could not think and walking was a torture, 2 opioïde painkillers had no effect. Here is what the dispatcher told me: “you will have to wait long time, because I have all these people”.
There were 20+ people waiting. Most had flu symptoms, migraine, gastro problems but no one had a such painful condition.
In fact there is no dispatching in this hospital, the people in charge of the emergencies are totally clueless and heartless.
I was left on my chair crying in pain while the staff was joking about television. Some people from the hospital saw what was happening, but no one dare asking why I was left with no care like this.
After 15 min in horrible pain, I decided to try to make it to the Bangkok hospital alone on the scooter, because otherwise I will die waiting in the queue there.
I took my scooter and somehow made it to the Emergencies at BK hospital.
People there immediately assessed my condition, and even if they had a lot of people waiting for flue and stuff like thing, someone took me in a wheelchair and rushed me to the emergency room. 2 shots of pain killer was necessary to go down to pain level 2-3 instead of 10. Got strong antibiotics and pain killer in injection. I stayed 2 hours in observation, got a blood test, urine test. The doctor was nice and trained as well as the nurses. Because of the infection and fever, I could have died of septicemic while waiting in the queue at this s*hitty Pattaya City Hospital. I am so upset about this experience that I wanted to share this story to warn anyone who have a serious condition.
Pattaya City Hospital emergencies are run by amateurs, untrained personal, heartless and who don’t give a s*hit about people pain or the seriousness of a condition. They have no clue and there is no dispatching. I think it does not fit the international requirement for being called an hospital as far as emergency is concerned. I would probably have a better care in Mogadishu Red Cross run hospital than in this place.
If you have a serious condition that needs immediate care, don’t lose your time there, go to Bangkok Hospital or Banglamund Hospital or Sihiracha Hospital, but avoid the Pattaya City Hospital.
Btw I paid 2800 baht at Bangkok hospital, I think it was not that expensive.Just check the reviews at Google, many people had the same experience, lot of 1* reviews saying the same thing.
Since this hospital is run by the City, with a huge budget and that they only pay a contractor for running it, I think that the city should audit what is happening at the emergencies there, check if the nurses and dispatchers are qualified and if in the end the Billions spend to run this hospital are well invested.