James Cawood

James Cawood

Head of International Services Department

Originally from Yorkshire in England, James came to Thailand in 2003 after graduating from Newcastle University. Upon arriving in Phuket, James taught English at several local schools and private businesses with international clientele.

In 2004, James joined Bangkok Hospital Siriroj as the English language instructor. For three years, James led the English Language Training Programme helping to develop English skills at the hospital.

In 2007, James joined the International Services department at Bangkok Hospital Siriroj, helping to provide an interface between foreign English speaking patients and hospital officers.

Assisting foreign tourists and expat residents, James has helped thousands of patients who have passed through the doors of Bangkok Hospital Siriroj. A critical role during his time at Bangkok Hospital Siriroj has been to assist the hospital in gaining world renowned hospital accreditation from the Joint Commission International in the US. This has opened many new avenues for the hospital, and James’ responsibilities now include coordinating with foreign Insurance Companies, foreign Embassies, Production Crews filming Hollywood Blockbusters, Military Officers from visiting foreign vessels and many other foreign companies seeking to collaborate or gain assistance from the hospital.

In 2014, Bangkok Hospital Siriroj was taken over by the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) group, which owns Bangkok Airways, the Bangkok Hospital Group, Bumrungrad, Samitivej & Piyathai Hospitals, as well as many others. James became Head of the International Coordinator Department shortly afterward. There, he is currently involved in helping improve and maintain high standards of hospital services and care for Phuket’s foreign residents and international visitors.