On January 19th 2011, at the car park of Wachira Phuket Hospital, Dr,Jessada Jongpaiboonpattana, the Director of the hospital, presided over the opening ceremony of the hospital Hula-Hoop competition. The competition was held to create unity between the hospital staff. The staff had to form their own teams. The total age of the people in each team should not have been more than 200 years; there was no limit on the number of the team members.
The first tournament was held from 17th-19th January 2011. There were 16 teams competing in the competition. The play offs will be held from 18th-20th April 2011. The winner will get 20,000 baht cash, the runners up will get 10,000 baht of cash, and the other teams get 500 baht for competing in the competition.