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My daughter attended Clane for her procedure recently. I cannot praise this hospital enough from the spotless rooms to the nursing care, both on the ward and when she went to theatre. Free parking was also a bonus as I didn't have to worry about parking tickets etc...
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I would never go into this hospital again. The nurses are a very rude and don't care. When I contracted a vomiting bug, instead or treating me, they couldn't get me out the door fast enough. I cannot believe that place is called a hospital.
|This user's rating:||26%|
No one wants to be in hospital but if you must go in l trust the doctors who have treated me in Tallaght hospital and the nurses. I am very grateful to ALL the medical stall who have helped and looked after me the past five years. They are kind, listen to me and treat me with dignity and respect. As one gets older l am not as brave as l was when l was younger. These very caring professionals deserve medals each and every one of them. 😊 Thank you so much.
|This user's rating:||87%|
Rude racist nurses, different treatment for local accent patients.
|This user's rating:||60%|
The nurses work long hours but still give you full care and attention and have my full admiration.
|This user's rating:||99%|
I waited 11 hours in A&E to be told there was no gynocology department/doctor in the hospital and they didn't know how to treat me. Was then told (after they rang the Rotunda) that it was not an emergency even though I had no examination so the doctor did not know what she was describing to doctors at the Rotunda. I was sent home with an undiagnosed infection which was picked up by staff in the Well Woman clinic an hour later. The infection would have been immediately obvious had I been examined and urgent care was needed!
|This user's rating:||35%|
The doctor explained my diagnosis and condition in a very empathetic way, she took the time to allow me ask any questions and then the MS nurse was so understanding and of great help. I cannot praise them or the level of service I received enough.
|This user's rating:||94%|
Very, very poor overall. Am type 1 diabetic and was fasting from midnight due to a planned procedurefor 8am. Didn't get in to theatre until almost 2pm and nobody was interested in giving answers to why I was left for so long. Didn't seem to care I was diabetic. No one would even hook me up with a drip or anything to keep blood sugars at proper level. Eventually, I said I was going to leave unless the procedure was performed and only then did staff get their finger out. I was a private patient which didn't seem to make any difference!The place seemed to have nobody in charge or managing the ward or anything else for that matter. I will not go back there unless completely necessary.
|This user's rating:||32%|
Absolutely horrible. Second time having a procedure done and will never go back. Had a procedure and ended up vomiting throughout. Was not sedated correctly for the procedure, I was dizzy, but felt everything, wincing and jumping throughout. I waited three years for the procedure itself. Was given a serious diagnosis which was not explained to me. Had a another procedure done and was not correctly sedated for this either. I had to scream at the staff in pain for some anaesthetic. The aftercare was atrocious. As though I were invisible. Most of the staff are very rude and abrupt. A&E waiting time is ridiculous. Having presented myself doubled over I was brought into a room to be kept overnight on a plastic chair. I will never go bask here and urge anyone who needs proper treatment to seek it elsewhere.
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Psychiatric hospital in Kilkenny is terrible.
|This user's rating:||38%|
Couldn't have been treated better. All staff I met were extremely friendly and courteous. They could not do enough for me. Thanks all.
|This user's rating:||83%|
Lack of cleanliness was appalling. Old man walking around with faeces on pyjama trousers. Nurse said 'he won't allow us wash him'!! Windows unable to be opened for some air. Smell in ward was overpowering. Faeces on toilet roll and holder for hours until brought to attention of nursing director. Never again ...... even to visit and definitely not as a patient!
|This user's rating:||21%|
This is a hospital totally mismanaged. The staff are dreadful. I was dragged across the floor on a commode after surgery crying in pain. Plus the hygiene standard is very poor.
|This user's rating:||33%|
This a lovely hospital, staff very caring and kind.
|This user's rating:||88%|
Decor is so outdated but the friendliness and chattiness of the staff makes the place nice and pleasant.
|This user's rating:||92%|
Badly run department and nurses couldn't care less. Woken at night by loud voices and laughing from staff coming off their break at 1:40 am. No one asked me how I was doing after operation. Very poor experience.
|This user's rating:||32%|
I was very disappointed with the Beacon Hospital. I had attended on numerous occasions as an outpatient and also as a day patient. I never had any complaints on any of these occasions. I was recently admitted for surgery. I have cover with VHI for a private room which I received initially. Morning after surgery I was told by a care assistant that I would have to do a 'knacker' wash as they did not have a plastic bag large enough to cover the heavy plaster on my body in order for me to have a shower. On the second day I was told they required the room for another patient and I was moved to a two-bed room. The following day, I had a different care assistant in this room, who was exceptional. She got some plastic bags for my body so I could shower and nothing was any trouble for her. Later that afternoon I was told they would have to move me again which they did to a three-bed room. My belongings were just dumped on top of me on the bed while being wheeled to the new room. That was three times in three days. Because of the nature of my operation my surgeon had ordered daily injections which I also have to continue for six weeks. The evening nurse forgot to give me the injection. The nurse who came in the following morning argued with me about the injection when I told her I had not received it. She said that it was marked in my file that I had received it. I had to insist and finally received it. I decided to just have a quick wash before going home and as I am not allowed put weight on my foot I had to sit while washing. There was a commode with a seat in the bathroom which I decided to sit on. When I moved the commode nearer the wash basin I heard water. When I lifted the seat it was full of urine. There were two other patients sharing the room and neither were incapacitated. Both were walking to the bathroom. I just wonder how long since this commode was emptied. Overall other than the excellent care I received from my surgeon, one nurse and the second care assistant, my stay was not a very pleasant one.
|This user's rating:||64%|
My elderly father attended Waterford Regional with a serious health issue. Having been in extreme pain for a number of months, he was referred to a consultant in Dublin for review and possible surgery. Unfortunately that consultant was unable to see him as he wasn't in the catchment. He went back to Waterford and eventually got an appt. He came home distraught, back to square one and dealt with in an inhumane manner where the consultant put his hand up when my father tried to ask him a question. If I had the money to send him to see someone privately I would. That hand in his face has affected him to this day.
|This user's rating:||49%|
My mother was taken by ambulance to casualty with what we thought was a stroke. The staff were excellent and had assessed and stabilised her in a short time. She was transferred to CCU where she received excellent care and had a pacemaker fitted. I cannot praise enough the staff, from ambulance crew who came to the house to Elaine in resuscitation in A&E, the medical team, porters and wonderful CCU staff especially nurse Cat McMahon, Dr Myelotte and Dr Nash and radiology. My mum made a great recovery and is home with us again.
|This user's rating:||99%|
I am so upset and distressed about how my 3 year old daughter was treated in the A&E department. The doctors really need to communicate much better with each other. And since they didn't, my daughter is still in huge distress and pain. This is not good enough. What am I to do as a mother when my child is in so much pain and I'm sent to A&E by my GP, only to be left 10 hours and sent home again. It's cruel
|This user's rating:||37%|
I am a health care professional and I have to say the standard of care my partner received was excellent.
|This user's rating:||97%|
I gave birth there in August 2015 and I was very pleased with the amount of attention, care and help we received. I would recommend it to anyone.
|This user's rating:||87%|
Would like to thank this hospital for making me realise how I should have never made the trip to A&E for help and remind myself to never go back there ever again after the 'care' I received. I was first admitted three weeks prior to my second visit and sent home misdiagnosed!!!! I went back still in pain and was admitted for six days and eventually told there was nothing wrong with me and the pain I had (which turned out to be serious) was all in my head! I eventually had enough and discharged myself and went to an outstanding brilliant hospital who dealt with my health issue straight away, no problems. Turns out I was right and the pain wasn't in my head. I'm only sorry I did not discharge myself sooner!
|This user's rating:||29%|
All I can say is thank you KGH. The care I received before and after my operation was outstanding. Very helpful and kind doctors and staff. This hospital deserves more credit for the care and attention to needs it provides to patients!
|This user's rating:||100%|
I have been dealing with CUH for over a year now and have lost hope and trust in this place. Praying I find the money to go private.
|This user's rating:||20%|
Appointment at 9:40, didn't seen doctor until 1:45. There was only one doctor, disgraceful experience.
|This user's rating:||43%|
I was diagnosed with a disease but wasn't told what that was, what happens next, how it will affect my life etc... I really wasn't told anything about the disease and was left confused. I'm still confused four months after my diagnosis. I do feel that my doctor is very approachable however, and I do ask him lots of questions as I learn more about the disease. I find him very helpful and to the point. You can tell he also cares about his patients and really does listen to any concerns I might have.
|This user's rating:||72%|
I thought that the hours worked by the staff were excessive. Despite this, the staff were kind, courteous and efficient.
|This user's rating:||93%|
Went in after an adverse reaction experience in another hospital. The staff in the other hospital were wonderful, couldn't ask for better staff and care. However, when transferred here, I was left waiting in a great amount of pain sitting on a chair crying. Was told six times I would be given something to help with pain but didn't get anything. Was brought to X-ray, had door hit me on side of head on the way and then got dumped at X-ray door. X-ray staff were shocked. Then after X-ray the staff called them to take me back to A&E but no one came. X-ray said that it was shocking that no one was there for me. Then 40 minutes later someone came to take me back to A&E and then I was dumped on a chair again in very bad pain. At 1am saw a doctor who said I shouldn't be left on the chair in that amount of pain, went to get a nurse, then got a trolley for me. I was told I would get painkillers and a bed in ward plus other medication but got nothing until 5am. Was told there was a bed for me but I had to try get up in so much pain by my self. Got to the so called ward and there was a trolley at the side with a sink and a TV above my head, no privacy what so ever. Had awful time trying to get up onto trolley. Then when a nurse seen I was in some amount of pain I was given something finally. Still had pain but helped a little. Then had a camera test, blood pressure was low, was taken back down to ward where the trolley I was on was still in a corner of the room. Was then told to go home, take painkillers and come back again in two weeks for another camera test. Was told I have to wait for prescription. Then I was told to go buy painkillers, then told I should wait for prescription again, and told again not I was not getting one!. At this point, pain was bad again and I just walked out of hospital and said nothing. I was treated badly, I didn't get offered any food. I never like going to this hospital, it's always the same.
|This user's rating:||27%|
Only for one particular nurse, I think I would not have got through my miscarriage. She delivered my baby, treated us all with such respect, emotion and humanity. An angel, we love you for making this so much more tolerable. Wexford hospital has a true angel in you my friend xxx
|This user's rating:||81%|