The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation is a registered non-profit foundation, established in May of 1990 by the founders of Bumrungrad International Hospital. It operates a number of public and charitable programs. Services are provided to help people across the country. The aim is to provide people in underprivileged communities with quality healthcare. The foundation also promotes health education to encourage people to live healthier lives. All donations tax-deductible for both personal and corporate donations.
|Mr. Chai Sophonpanich
|Chairman of the Board
|Mr. Chanvit Tanphiphat
|Vice Chairman of the Board
|Mrs. Linda Lisahapanya
|Vice Chairman of the Board
|Ms. Oraphan Buamuang
|Director and Treasurer
|Mrs. Artirat Charukitpipat
|Director and Secretary
Approximately 8,000 Thai children are suffering from congenital heart disease each year, with half requiring surgery. Without surgery, many of these children risk severe health complications or even death. Most of these children come from underprivileged families, although with the current government health insurance program, these children are often able to receive their needed heart surgeries.
However, even with government assistance, there are still restrictions on the number of pediatric patients who can undergo surgery each year. As a result, there are many children at any given time awaiting surgery — with the number increasing with each year. Due to this reason, the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation together with Bumrungrad International Hospital are doing their parts in social responsibility in helping to provide these children with charitable heart surgeries.
Bumrungrad’s medical teams are proud to offer their experience and expertise, while utilizing state-of-the-art medical equipment to perform these often highly-complicated heart surgeries.
Since 2003, the Rak Jai Thai program has provided more than 820 heart surgeries to underprivileged children with congenital heart disease (number as of August 1, 2021). The average cost of each surgery is 750,000 baht
Concerning the costs of these surgeries, the program covers all expenses of the patient’s treatment — from diagnosis to surgery to other hospital fees. The program also takes care of travel expenses, food expenses, and accommodation for parents or guardians. This ensures that families with financial hardships can bring their loved ones to Bumrungrad for treatment.
All patient cases meet the quality and safety standards of Bumrungrad International Hospital. The Rak Jai Thai program is a joint project of the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, Bumrungrad International Hospital, and the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.
Learn more about the Rak Jai Thai program here.
Volunteer Bumrungrad medical staff have been providing their services free-of-charge to patients in the greater Bangkok area, in 25 communities total. Services have been provided 5 days a week, from 8.30 in the morning to 12 noon.
The Mobile Clinic is a collaboration project between the Thomson Fund, the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Since 2001, the Mobile Clinic has served over 100,000 patients, most of which being elderly patients.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021, the Mobile Clinic has temporarily been put on hold.
The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International Hospital have been supporting the villagers of the Nikhom Kham Soi and Khamcha-i Districts of the Mukdahan Province by purchasing their hand-woven wicker baskets to present toiletries in Bumrungrad’s inpatient rooms. This project is a joint effort between Bumrungrad International Hospital, the Bangkok Insurance Foundation, and the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation.
Over a short period, higher-quality wicker products were developed — more detailed and even more beautiful — which has caught the eye of the general public. The production of these products has also increased significantly. Bumrungrad has been helping the people in these communities maintain a stable income, as well as maintain a better quality of life. And just as importantly, helping in keeping this basket weaving tradition alive.
The foundation sponsors treatments for underprivileged patients who require surgical procedures but cannot cover the costs (depending on specific projects that are carried out by the foundation during the year).
The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International Hospital is adamant about continuously promoting health education and other vital health-related information as a community service. This includes health promoting activities for students in the communities, health exhibitions, disseminating information about diseases, and informing people about medical advances. This information is spread through Bumrungrad’s channels as well as other public channels.
Funding is provided by donations from patients, organizations, companies, and individuals.
How to Make a Donation
- Make an e-donation; simply scan this QR code and transfer your donation through your mobile banking app.
- Make a donation at the Lan Nham Jai Shop (Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation Shop) on the M floor of Building B (Clinic) between 9.00 and 17.00 (open daily).
- Write a check out to “The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation.”
- 4. Transfer your donation: account: “Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation,” account number 197-0-11115-7, Bangkok Bank, Nana Nua Branch
Donations are Tax-Deductible
The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation is a charitable foundation; Registration no. 524 by the Ministry of Finance; Ministerial Regulation no. 227, issued under Tax Income and Value Added Tax; Tax Identification no. 4030002447; License no. T. 119/2533; Established May 1990.
Contacting the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation
Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation
33 Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Nana Nua)
Klong Toei Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Lan Nham Jai Shop (Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation Shop) Tel. 02 011 4757