Bach Mai Hospital

District General Hospital | Hanoi, Vietnam

Hospital description

Bach Mai Hospital is a multi-field medical facility in Hanoi and is considered one of the largest in Vietnam. The hospital was established in 1911 during the French colonial rule. The hospital has played an important role in the health system of Vietnam and is one of three highly specialised medical centres, specialising on internal medicine. It is a big centre of cadres training and scientific research in the country.

The hospital also has a dedicated department for foreign visitors to Vietnam with English-speaking staff able to treat serious cases.

A special rehabilitation unit was opened in 1998 for treating adults and children with disabling conditions (stroke and cerebral palsy). The unit was sponsored by Veterans For America and has seen more than 1,700 patients and has fitted more than 2,100 plastic braces since its establishment.

In 2000, Bach Mai Hospital was partly reconstructed and supplied with up-to-date facilities and equipment under a grant aid project of the Government of Japan.

When Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) broke out in Vietnam in 2003, Bach Mai Hospital substantially contributed to gaining control over the outbreak by providing strict nosocomial infection control, which was implemented by Japanese experts.

There is a small speech therapy unit at the Hospital headed by Dr. Vu Thi Bich Hanh alongside a relatively new (2008) spinal unit with 25 patient’s beds.

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Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language Vietnamese with some English and French spoken.
Funding Status Public


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