Taksin Hospital

Taksin Hospital (Thai: โรงพยาบาลตากสิน) is a hospital in Thailand located in Khlong San District, Bangkok. Taksin Hospital is a public hospital operated by the Medical Service Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). It is an affiliated hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital. It is an affiliated teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.[1] It is served by Khlong San BTS station since 16 December 2020.

Taksin Hospital
Medical Service Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
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Taksin Hospital, 2021
Location543 Somdet Chao Phraya Road, Khlong San Subdistrict, Khlong San District, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Coordinates13°43′50″N 100°30′31″E / 13.730455°N 100.508644°E / 13.730455; 100.508644Coordinates: 13°43′50″N 100°30′31″E / 13.730455°N 100.508644°E / 13.730455; 100.508644
Affiliated universityFaculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Former name(s)Cholera Hospital

Municipality Hospital

Bangkok Hospital
Opened15 February 1904
ListsHospitals in Thailand


Following an outbreak of cholera, the hospital was established on 15 February 1904 as the 'Cholera Hospital'. with the royal permission of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, particularly cholera and smallpox. Initially it was under the management of the Metropolitan Sanitation Department. In 1937, operations were transferred to the Bangkok Municipality Administration (Tesaban Nakhon Krungthep) and renamed 'Municipality Hospital', where it was used primarily as a rehabilitation centre for patients from Klang Hospital and Vajira Hospital. Therefore, locally it was known as the 'Rehabilitation Hospital'. In 1972, as the Capital Municipality Administration (Tesaban Nakhon Luang) was created following the merger of the Bangkok and Thonburi Municipality Administration, the hospital began serving normal patients and was renamed to 'Bangkok Hospital'. On 11 September 1973, the name was again changed to the current 'Taksin Hospital' by King Bhumibol Adulyadej in commemoration of King Taksin's founding of Thonburi Kingdom, the area of which is where the hospital is located in.[2][3]

Since the 2020 academic year, Taksin Hospital became an affiliated hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital for training a cohort of 20 undergraduate medical students per year.[4]

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  1. ^ "หลักสูตรแพทยศาสตร์บัณฑิต (ฉบับปรับปรุงพ.ศ.๒๕๕๖) คณะแพทยศาสตร์ศิริราชพยาบาล มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "ประวัติโรงพยาบาลตากสิน".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "ข้อมูลทั่วไป โรงพยาบาลตากสิน".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "ประกาศกลุ่มสถาบันแพทยศาสตร์แห่งประเทศไทย ฉบับที่ 1 เรื่องหลักเกณฑ์การคัดเลือกบุคคลเข้าศึกษาฯ ของ กสพท ปีการศึกษา 2563" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Thai Wikipedia.

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