PHUKET: Phuketís Andaman neighbors in Krabi province will soon be able to take advantage of superior healthcare facilities when the long-awaited Krabi Nakharin International Hospital finally opens its doors later this year.

The private hospital, located on Pisalpop Road in Tambon Pak Nam, is nearing completion and due to welcome its first patients in the second quarter of 2012.

The facility will feature 100 in-patient beds in a modern, six-story building with on-site parking for up to 100 cars.