Medical Tourism In Phuket
Leading co-living project HOMA Phuket Town has formed a partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to drive medical tourism in Phuket and boost inbound arrivals to the island through the Phuket Sandbox programme.
Under the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), HOMA Phuket Town will work together with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, a world-class medical facility in Phuket, to offer personalised packages for patients that combine affordable self-catering accommodation with medical services. Thailand is a global hub for the medical tourism industry, and this new cooperation will again position Phuket as an ideal destination to welcome overseas patients as the world starts to travel again.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket specialises in three key areas: sustainable well-being, beauty, and complex surgeries – all of which are attractive to international medical tourists from Thailand’s main target markets. Guests who use the Phuket Sandbox to visit Thailand can now upgrade their relaxing, residential stay at HOMA Phuket Town with professional consultations and treatments from the expert doctors and therapists at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, operated by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), one of the most prestigious hospital networks in Asia Pacific. HOMA will also provide long-term accommodation to full-time employees and visiting doctors from Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
HOMA Phuket Town has crafted a dedicated package that allows its tenants to enjoy a virtual consultation with doctors, from the comfort of their spacious, fully-furnished apartment. A selection of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units have been specially adapted to aid rest and recuperation, with integrated connection to Bangkok Hospital’s CareConnect Centre. CareConnect is a state-of-the-art personalised patient care by virtue of the so-called Internet of Medical Things technology (IoMT), along with professional health monitoring and analysis by a multi-disciplinary team – the first to blaze a trail in Thailand. Bangkok Hospital Phuket recently received a Top Award in Global Health Asia-Pacific Awards 2021, Awarded of Heart and Vascular Service Provider of the Year by advent of IoMT CareConnect.
Every guest’s recovery will be enhanced by HOMA’s upscale hotel-style facilities, which include an infinity pool, a fitness centre, yoga area, café and restaurant, all supported by professional hospitality services including a “HOMA Host”, laundry, housekeeping, fully equipped kitchens in every unit, and 24-hour reception. HOMA Phuket Town also immerses visitors in nature, with verdant gardens and native trees, while advanced air conditioning and “Low E” glass helps to regulate the internal temperature of each unit and provide a better quality of living. Finally, a bright co-working space and complimentary Wi-Fi allow executives and entrepreneurs to stay connected with their colleagues or clients.
“I am delighted to announce our new MoU with Bangkok Hospital Phuket. HOMA Phuket Town is a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding place to enjoy an extended vacation. By blending our affordable, eco-friendly accommodation with the professional services of Bangkok Hospital Phuket, our new packages will allow guests to rest and recuperate in a stylish setting, while also supporting the recovery of Thailand’s tourism industry,” said Luca Dotti, founder and managing director at HOMA.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Assistant Hospital Director, Chatchai Charoensri M.D. added, “Thailand is one of the world’s leading medical tourism destinations, attracting patients from all around the world. With travellers now even more aware of health and wellness, we believe that this sector will continue to grow in the coming years. At Bangkok Hospital, we offer world-leading medical services to our international clientele, so we need like-minded partners we can trust to care for our patients just like we do. In HOMA, we believe we have found the perfect accommodation provider.”
Under the Phuket Sandbox programme, fully vaccinated visitors from over 70 countries and territories worldwide can fly directly to the island for quarantine-free vacations. As part of the partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, guests will be offered regular PCR tests during their stay at HOMA Phuket Town.
Prior to the pandemic, Thailand was the fifth largest medical tourism market in the world, earning about US$589 million from the sector in 2017, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). This success is being driven by forward-thinking companies like BDMS, which provides only top-tier health services to patients from around the world. Its extensive network of 49 hospitals in Thailand and Cambodia provides 8,600 beds and employs over 12,000 doctors and 8,000 nurses. With revenues of more than Bt10 billion for two consecutive years and prestigious honours such as the Thailand Corporate Excellence Award 2020, BDMS is an organisation that consistently demonstrates excellence in all areas of its business.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket, is located in the heart of the island. Bangkok Hospital Phuket is only 400m away from HOMA Phuket Town, while the other two hospitals are located within a five minutes’ drive radius.
The medical tourism packages at HOMA Phuket Town are available to book from 27th September to 31st October 2021, for stays taken between 15th October 2021 and 30th June 2022.
Main image: From left: HOMA Phuket Town’s Chawanok Fungsaichon, Commercial Director; Nigel Torvey, Country General Manager; and Luca Dotti, Founder and Managing Director. Followed by Bangkok Hospital Phuket’s Chatchai Charoensri, M.D., Assistant Hospital Director; Thinnarat Prappracha, IPU Manager and Pedrenelle Maniquiz, Senior Manager.
Source: Delivering Asia.