Dr Anuroj Tharasiriroj
Dr. Anuroj Tharasiriroj and his wife Dr. Supanee ran a small clinic on Phang-nga Road in Phuket town. Seeing the need for inpatient services and more specialised care in Phuket, Dr. Anuroj and Dr. Supanee decided to expand, and in 1982 they opened Phuket International Hospital, Phukets first private hospital. The new facility, known in Thai as Siriroj hospital, was located on Krabi Road in the heart of old Phuket town. There were 24 inpatient beds - later expanding to 36. As the first private-sector healthcare facility, the opening of Phuket International Hospital marked a turning point in the health services of Phuket.