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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
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I am a health care professional and I have to say the standard of care my partner received was excellent.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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%|
Having any form of surgery can be nerve wrecking however my doctor definitely put my mind at ease. He provided outstanding care and I felt well informed throughout - from where I was on the list for surgeries, to what the surgery would entail and also a detailed account of how the surgery went. I felt well looked after and in good hands.This was only reinforced by how well the nurses treated me and ensured I was comfortable throughout my stay.
|This user's rating:||88%|
Hospital could do with a revamp. Some parts of it could be cleaner and the food could be better but it's a hospital and not a hotel after all. Medical care was world class and nursing staff were lovely. Thanks all x
|This user's rating:||86%|
My first visit to A&E. The triage nurse was fantastic, warm and answered my questions and was really caring. There was a considerable wait but seeing what this team has to contend with and prioritise makes it clear why. The time you get with them is quality time and I would rather wait for that than be seen fleetingly. From triage to blood tests and X-rays I felt every member of the team should be commended. I also witnessed them deal with challenging situations with tact and respect. Hopefully I won't be back but if I ever do need to, I know there is a capable, caring and extremely thorough team to look after me who deserve huge respect for the work they do.
|This user's rating:||98%|
My mother was admitted to this hospital's A&E as she was vomiting and losing fluids. From the time she went in there she was treated roughly by one of the nurses trying to put in a drip, which only a doctor could do as she was so dehydrated. She wasn't treated with respect or dignity of any kind despite her age. The nurses were only dealing with non-urgent cases at the time it seemed to me. The drip that was put in was initially said to be necessary for a week but she was only given four days of it. She has dementia. I was contacted to collect her expecting her to be better and able to come home. Instead she was very poorly and I had trouble getting her out of the hospital to get her back home.
|This user's rating:||21%|
I spent a week in here with a prolapsed disc and I couldn't have asked for better treatment. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Beacon Hospital to anyone.
|This user's rating:||96%|
The compassion, caring and support received on the medical ward was to be commended. In what was a devastating diagnosis, the patient and entire family were supported throughout the hospitalisation with such professionalism. A credit to all involved.
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We were most impressed with all the staff in Tallaght Hospital for their professional approach from the time we arrived in A&E and right through our different times in the hospital. Frank's ward should be proud of themselves, such pressure these staff work under but such kindness and consideration they show to their patients.
|This user's rating:||91%|
Emergency services unit definitely needs more doctors to be made available, especially on weekends. 13 hours there on Sunday with my daughter. 2.30am when they decided to give her a bed because she still hadn't been seen by a doctor. Unit nurses were beautiful warm caring women, taking time care and sometimes abuse from frightened young mums afraid for themselves and their unborn babies. Newborn infants in the waiting area waiting for doctors attention at 12am. We understand there are emergencies happening elsewhere in the hospital but please schedule at least two permanent doctors to the emergency unit at weekends. Women are not going to sit in pain, bleeding, afraid of losing their unborn child to be ignored for 13 hours and sent home without being seen.
|This user's rating:||73%|
Despite the organised chaos that seemed to ensue in the A&E dept, and the excessive amount of patients on trolleys, the staff were excellent. I was very well looked after and cared for by nurses, doctors, and ambulance staff who excelled despite an immense workload, and very stressful and difficult conditions.
|This user's rating:||89%|
I would like to thank the nurse who was on triage on Wednesday 1st of February and the other two nurses and the doctor as well, who treated me with respect and dignity in Navan A&E department. Two days later, I had to go back and get my wounds seen and the same doctor and the same two nurses seen me. I am grateful to the triage nurse who took me to one side and had a good chat with me. I am a self harmer, it's an ongoing problem which I started when I was six years old. I only go to A&E when the wounds I make are generally bad. When I go into the A&E I go into protect bubble because some of the nurses are not nice at all.
|This user's rating:||92%|
The care of the staff in Waterford is up with the best. I acquired ill health 11 years ago and have been in Waterford frequently since. The care and treatment by all staff in all departments is world class. This may have less to do with the HSE and government and more to do with everyone from the cleaners to the dining staff to the nurses, doctors and secretarial. They do what is above and beyond the call of duty to ensure patients are treated in an effective and caring way. Waterford known locally as Ardkeen. You're the best!!! Thank you for saving my life.
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Horrible place, wouldn't go back.
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My wife had an appointment for a small surgical procedure after a few cancellations last year. At 7am, we received a bed and everything was ok. From 7am until 4pm, no doctor visited us so we decided to cancel this appointment because we had stayed so many hours with no food, no drinks and my wife was very dizzy and very disappointed about this situation. We talked with a very nice nurse and explained everything. The nurse told me it was not a very good idea to leave after so many hours. She took my wife to the private area for the surgery because the doctor was ready for her. My poor wife was staying in a small room over there from 4.30pm to 6pm waiting the doctor to come to take her for the surgery. This did not happen so she left there crying from frustration. We had to pay 30euro for parking, one day off for me and two days off for my wife with no pay. We are not coming back in this hospital.
|This user's rating:||57%|
This was my second visit to Emergency Department in two months. There seemed to be much less pressure on the department this time. There seemed to be better systems in place.
|This user's rating:||83%|
I have been attending Letterkenny Hospital for almost 7 years. I can only say the staff right across the board are excellent.
|This user's rating:||94%|
Very rude, unprofessional, uneducated staff. Was witness to and treated to verbal abuse as well as hearing staff speaking about other patients quite rudely and frequent use of racial slurs. I spent most of my stay being ignored and received no help or adequate aftercare. Only saviour for this maternity and labour ward was two doctors who were very kind and clear with what was happening.
|This user's rating:||29%|
The cleanliness of the hospital, friendliness/competency of all staff members makes the Bon Secours Hospital unique
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All staff looked after me so well during my emergency care!
|This user's rating:||92%|
Disgusted with the way my son was treated in this hospital last week. They are very lucky nothing serious happened him after being discharged wrongly!!!!
|This user's rating:||32%|