การกำหนดนโยบายที่พักอาศัยสำหรับบุคลากรด้านการพยาบาลผู้ซึ่งพักอาศัยในพื้นที่โรงพยาบาลจุฬาลงกรณ์ สภากาชาดไทย / ฤทธิรงค์ พงษ์เจริญ = An accommodation policy for nursing staffs staying in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital Thai Red Cross Society / Rittirong Pongcharone
Due to the fact that nursing staff are needed to be on duty 24 hours a day, it is of great importance to provide them with housing in the hospital so that they would have no difficulties in working on their night shift. King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital Thai Red Cross Society has provided medical service since 1932. Nowadays, the surrounding area of the hospital has become the heart of business transaction in Bangkok. Due to these circumstances the impediment to land and property development, especially housing for nursing staffs, arises. The aim of the study is thus to explore the current and futuristic situation and problem of housing for nursing staff so that it would be possible to define the proposition of policy planning for the housing. This research is conducted through the primary information research method, of land interview, questionnaire and secondary information are derived from other documents and related research. The results indicated that King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital currently provides eight housing apartments 38,250 square metres. The buildings can support 1,305 residents or 21.13 per cent of the total number of nursing staffs. All housing, excluding Kulpipat residence, is dilapidated and unhealthy. The residents are therefore in need of greater space and improvement of the building. Besides, the research denotes that, at the present time, the age of the residents ranges form 20 to 59 years old. Most of the staff take the housing in the hospital as their permanent residence, even though the average night-time working hours of a nurse are 8.87 days per month. This is because they have difficulties in transportation and 56.5 percents of nursing staff do not have their own residence. According to Thai Red Cross Society's Master plan, it is estimated that the number of nursing staff might reach 3,745 by the year 2012. Moreover, the plan is aimed at improving and dismantling all housings except the Kulpipat building and constructing two more housings of 42,014 square metres altogether. The buildings can support 1,329 residents or 28.18 per cent of estimated nursing staff in the future. The Board of the Thai Red Cross Society is giving serious thought about offering the housing to nursing staff who are greatly in need. In order to plan the policy for the housing of nursing staffs staying in hospital should provide them with good and healthy residence. It is also of great necessity to have facility management system operated and have nursing staff stay inthe housing only when they are on duty at night. The welfare of the temporary housing off the hospital should be offered to those who do not have places to stay. For nursing staff who are or are not in need of residence, it is essential to provide them with a residence plan or source of loan for buying or improving their housing. Staff who have transportation problems should be given the welfare for transportation to improve convenience.