Actually there isn’t really much to say about the hospitals in Vang Vieng. But that’s also because there is only one hospital in Vang Vieng. It’s called Vangvieng Hospital and it has a moderate reputation. At least among foreigners. Either way, this is the first place you should go when you need to go to a hospital. You have no real alternative and it’s not that bad. There are well trained staff there and for most ailments there is also the necessary equipment. It only becomes problematic in emergencies. Here, too, the hospital can sometimes help. If this is not the case, you will be transferred to Vientiane or across the border to Thailand. However, we recommend that you take care to avoid such situations as much as possible. Just keep in mind that the healthcare in Vang Vieng isn’t the best. In the future this most likely will change.
How to find the Vangvieng Hospital
Vang Vieng is not very big, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the hospital. Just ask if necessary. Below we also added a map for your orientation. Should it be urgent, we advise you to simply take a tuk tuk and don’t waste any time. Most drivers won’t charge you much for that distance.
What the Vangvieng Hospital has to offer
In many cases the Vangvieng Hospital can help you. For example when it’s about to treat broken bones, common infectious diseases, cuts, malaria and stomach problems. Another good thing is that they have X-ray facilities. This is not a matter of course for the hospitals in Laos. Since it is the only hospital, it is of course also very gratifying that it is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Treatment is therefore possible at any time. In addition, most nurses and doctors can speak English, so you shouldn’t have any problems communicating. Despite the lack of equipment the hospital really isn’t that bad.