Public Thai Hospital Visit – VLOG 5

Why should you go to a private hospital if you get sick?

Well, sometimes you should and sometimes you shouldn’t bother. As I mention in the video, a friend had brain surgery in a public hospital – twice. In Ubon. And he came out quite well. Ubon’s Sapphasit hospital gets a lot of head injury cases, we thought he’d be fine.

Others report having had a bad experience with public hospitals. We stayed at the one in the video for a night or so – can’t remember how many days, but I think it must have been just 1-2 or we’d have left for another hospital we like about 200KM away.

Wifey recovered fine after this and we got on with life… Always go to the best hospital you can afford in Thailand. We do – but here we got caught with no time to spare, so had to stay.

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