I have recently been an in-patient at a private and government hospital. About 2 years ago, extremely unwell, my Thai friends took me to Bangkok Christian Hospital. No waiting, onto a stretcher, tests and immediate admission with a lung infection. 6 days in hospital, total bill - 158,000 baht 3 weeks ago I had surgery to remove an aggressive skin tumour on my hand at Chulalonkorn Hospital. 3 hour operation to cut, clean and skin graft. 4 days in 2 person room, all up 25,000 baht. Yes, there were some negatives at Chula, namely waiting for appointments and Thai language deficiency, but I know where I will be going in the future.