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JackScarlett

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  1. Thailand Salary Guide 2017

    Did you mean representative?
  2. 30 Baht healthcare experiences

    As I said I am not in a position to challenge the response because as I have no other info. However a report in a UK National newspaer seems to indicate that all UK hospital trusts have been instructed to ask for proof of residence by means of a community charge document,bank statement before commencing routine treatment,so it may not be so serious after all. It also states that after pressure from GPS, visits to the GP is 'free to all' and will NOT incur a charge. In answer to your observation regarding DWP I tell them because they have required me to do so via the instruction printed on the reverse side of the annual pension letter and this results in my state pension being frozen. Recently after arriving in the UK they sent me a letter saying they had noted I had returned and wanted to know when I would depart. Big Brother in action.
  3. 30 Baht healthcare experiences

    I am not scaremongering. I was merely repeating part of the contents of a medical confidential email I received last week on this very subject from my Member of Parliament after I raised the problem with her. She informed me that after consulting the appropriate government departments the situation is what it is and there was nothing that could be done about it. As I am not in a position to challenge her I accepted her reply as fact. No intention to scaremonger. I maintain an address in the UK which all of my mail and bank correspondence is sent to I am on the electoral roll for my constituency and I pay Income tax at the 40% bracket and the DWP have been notified when I leave and arrive UK - in accordance with the requirement of DWP - which is approximately 3 or 4 time annually and yet I would still be treated as an Overseas Visitor or so I am informed.
  4. 30 Baht healthcare experiences

    Not so if you are from the UK. NHS England will not deny you emergency treatment but if you have been out of the UK for more than three months you will be given a bill for the treatment and classed as an Overseas Visitor. Non emergency treatment is available after waiting three months. Not a problem currently as waiting times in UK for non emergency are generally much longer than three months.
  5. I will make transfer of 1000 baht today. My heart goes out to this young lady
  6. Bangkok Pattaya Hospital

    The doctor I chose and who i thought was excellent was Dr Pornchai Chayaboon. The procedure was to remove stones from the bladder and to remove a urethra stricture. The personal cost to me was 102, 000 baht which is far cheaper than the private hospital in UK that I would have gone to. Plus I negated the need to travel to UK and the cost of an air ticket.. Of course I appreciate that it is only possible to speak as one finds, but in my case I cannot praise the hospital and medical staff enough for the treatment I received. To oxo47. Appreciate your humour.
  7. Bangkok Pattaya Hospital

    May I through the medium of this forum say how very satisfied I was with the treatment by all hospital staff - from the Surgeon to the Admission staff that I received during my recent admission. The Surgeon -a urologist - was brilliant as we're the aneasetis, operating room staff and the ward nurses. I was treated with the utmost politeness and having to pay the bill myself, very surprised at the bill which was far lower than I expected. Pattaya is very fortunate to have such a five star facility.
  8. Bangkok Pattaya Urologists

    Hi Lopburi Thanks for direction re Google. Looks very re-assuring.
  9. I would be grateful to know if anyone is able to comment on their experience in Bangkok Pattaya under the care of Urologist doctor Pornchai Chayaboon Panyasuppakun. I am due to have a routine operation this coming Friday and would appreciate postive/negative comments. I am happy with the price quoted to me but have no knowledge of the urologist albeit after meeting him today think he knows his subject. Many thanks in advance
  10. Bangkok Pattaya Urologists

    I would be grateful to know if anyone is able to comment on their experience in Bangkok Pattaya under the care of Urologist doctor Pornchai Chayaboon Panyasuppakun. I am due to have a routine operation this coming Friday and would appreciate postive/negative comments. I am happy with the price quoted to me but have no knowledge of the urologist albeit after meeting him today think he knows his subject. Many thanks in advance
  11. Just been quoted 200,000 baht for a procedure doctor says will incur possible one night stay in.hospital. Quote was from a pattaya International. Op will take maximum of 30 minutes I queried price because last year I was quoted 60,000 in Chiang Mai. Any opinions please.
  12. Slippery Elm

    I would appreciate information as to whether Slippery Elm powder is available in Thailand. I have tried Fadchinos Pharmacy to no avail. Many thanks
  13. Advice Required

    I have recently had a house built in Namphong Province about 10 km out from Namphong towards Kranuan on the 2039. I am not there at present but will return to take up residence at the end of this year. The builder - if he can be called that - allowed for a one metre width of concrete around the Base and out from the house and I would like to extend that by at least another metre and need advice as to the best way to proceed as I am informed that concrete comes in at about 1800 baht cubic metre. I also need a path built from the gate to the house. Cost is important particularly in the current pound v baht scenario. Path would be around 2 metres wide and approx 25 metres long. Advice and suggestions to a complete novice would be most welcome in such matters as builder, probable costs and materials would be greatly welcome. Hope I have given sufficient info to get some kind of idea. Many thanks
  14. Life in and around Kranuan

    A big thank you to every one for their extremely helpful information. It is appreciated very much.
  15. Life in and around Kranuan

    Grateful anyone living in this area let me know if there are any English speaking foreigners in this area and if so is there any social meeting place or would I be completely isolated from like company> Many thnks
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