Our History

The early days


The first step of taking care of more than 100,000 Thai healthy children per year begins here…. The Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health or Children Hospital. We started on June 24, 1954 as a children hospital, being a department of Rajavithi Hospital.

We have begun with 24 beds and over the years we grew to 420 beds. Now, QSNICH provides complete health services to pediatric patients starting from before they were born up to their eighteenth birthday.

QSNICH is the only hospital in Thailand that is dedicated to the treatment of pediatric patients.

 

Activity

Every year around 350,000 pediatric patients visit our hospital for treatment and at the same time approximately 15,000 patients are admitted for inbound treatment. 5,000 operations are carried out each year as well.

We have 4 National Centers of Excellence:

The Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Center of Excellence complies with International standards and cooperates with the World Health Organization (WHO),

The Pediatric Cardiac Center treats over 1,000 congenital heart patients in Thailand every year,

The Neonatal Center provides health services to patients under National Health Insurance. 30 percent of those patients are in the tertiary level of their disease, and

The Neonatal Surgery Center operates around 300 - 400 patients a year, suffering from the most complex cases of pediatric diseases in Thailand.

Our aim

QSNICH aims to become the Center of Child Health Care complying to International Standards by the year 2016. Apart from maintaining the quality of our treatments and to develope further technologies to treat diseases, we also focus on services that are friendly to children (Children Friendly Hospital) taking care of the needs of pediatric patients and their families.

Examples include but are not limited to: comfortable medical examination rooms, decorations and creating an atmosphere that reduces the child's fear, clinic quality, recreation and relaxation corners, learning environment, and adequate clean rest rooms.

Because of this, we need to renovate the hospital so that we can offer convenient health services, be a children friendly hospital, provide medical appliances, develop staff, and accommodate for doctors and medical personnel on duty, who have to be able to stay focused on their jobs. Therefore, we have launched the campaign to realize the Children's Medical Center, a Multi-Purpose Building Project which will finish by the year 2013.

Celebration

To celebrate the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday (80 years old) on August 12th, 2012, the Thai monarch has granted permission to a humbly request by officers of QSNICH to name the building "The Children's Medical Center in Honor of Her Majesty The Queen's 80th Anniversary" as a glorification to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and to bring fortune to our institute.

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