Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar
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My daughter had an accident and hurt her foot badly. We went to A&E at 6pm and she had an x-ray. We were left waiting five hours in A&E on a Friday evening to be seen by a doctor. It was exceptionally busy and they rushed the stitching that was required. By this stage my daughter was so distressed another doctor came in to see what was going on and it was her who helped calm my daughter down with me. We went to our GP as advised a week later and the wound was ulcerated as it was not cleaned properly in A&E. I appreciate that our hospitals are under-staffed and overcrowded but its unacceptable for a wound to not be cleaned correctly and for the staff to be so busy that it took five hours to receive stitches.
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The efficiency, care and professionalism of those I came into contact with leaves nothing to be desired. They were courteous, helpful and made me feel at ease and relaxed. The nurses on Surgical Ward 1 were exceptional in their care of the patients and nothing was too much trouble for them. In all, the team were brilliant. I wish to extend my gratitude to them all.
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Our mother has had many dealings with Navan Hospital over the years and has always been treated with kindness and respect in a timely manner.
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Friendly and professional service. Very well run department.
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The staff on the ward were fantastic, they accommodated every request and enquiry we had. We did have to chase the doctors as there was confusion as to who we were under, having been admitted with a post-op infection.
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I had my baby there last Christmas and the care I revived was second to none! My husband and I were treated with the upmost respect and dignity! I could not thank all the staff enough from medical, nursing and domestic staff, they were all fantastic and I feel they do not receive enough recognition for all their hard work!
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The patient was sent from her GP with bad stomach pain and was left for hours. She was then told she would not be seen for another few hours. Nobody knew what her problem was or ruled out something serious, so if she had appendicitis or some bleeding internally, a few hours could kill or cause serious problems the longer left untreated.
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I was given a camode to use which was already full of faeces
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I went to the hospital with my friend who was six weeks pregnant and had started to bleed. They took her blood and she had to wait for her turn for the scan which was around four hours. She was not allowed to eat anything before the scan, meanwhile the nurses went on a break while other woman were left starving. When we got into the scan, the nurses didn't say anything particular. We more or less knew what was going on, she would have a miscarriage but the nurses sent us home and recommended to drink paracetamol. How is that acceptable? She returned that evening as an emergency because she was bleeding very severely. Yet again, the nurse just sent her home. Two days later she had a miscarriage at home. I can't even imagine how dreadful and emotionally scarring it must have been. I think the nurses should have at least hospitalised her. I'm so disappointed in the staff. I would imagine she is not the only one who went through this. God Bless!
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Extremely clean, supportive and helpful staff.
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My son had a head injury that needed three stitches on a Friday night. At 22:20 we came and at 05:00, my 8-year-old son got a bed in the paediatric ward. I didn't see the necessity of putting him overnight in hospital after leaving him without any care for five hours in the waiting room. I felt that the staff's priorities were wrong. They had to do so much paper work that they didn't have time for patients (I counted five completed forms for us with the same questions, some irrelevant, like who is your GP or what religion are you). We occupied a bed for one hour in the A&E after the stitches were put in because we had to wait for somebody to bring us to the ward. Next day we could not leave and waited more than two hours for a prescription because it had to be signed by a surgeon. All this time adds up to the waiting time of the next patients. The treatment we got was of high standard and I want to thank the staff for that.
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Dreadful experience in Mullingar. My grandmother was there for a number of weeks over the summer. My granny is 93 yrs old and only very recently became fully unable to care for herself. We did not feel we could leave her at all in this hospital. If we were not there, she would not have been washed or fed. A dreadful way for a lady of her age to be treated. We got her out as quick as we could and we never want to have to bring her this hospital again.
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All staff on my ward were very rude and nasty and should not be working in the medical field. when I rarely asked for help I was always told 'I'm on my own, I'm the only nurse in this area, we're short staffed' etc... Nurses were hopeless at medication times and there were several medication errors. Student nurse filled in my temperature but never checked it. It turned out it was 39 when I asked to have it done. One nurse was the rudest person I've ever met. The place is a dump.
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The care I received in OPD was excellent and nurses and doctors were very professional and caring. This was my first pregnancy so I was very vulnerable and scared! But I am a nurse so obviously I had a fair idea. I was admitted for a planned induction and I had a nightmare experience before I went into delivery room and after on the wards. Staff so rude initially, although the nurse during my labour was really excellent and caring. I got gas and air and then an epidural and all went as would be expected from first delivery. So I thought I'd be grand once I got to the wards but no, just shocking care. I could not wait to get home. Nurses treated me like a fool and were really impatient about breastfeeding and so grumpy and just acted like they were involuntarily made work there! Most of the nurses should not be there honestly. Hello! I never had a baby before so go figure! Was supposed to be the best experience of my life but they ruined it. Once I got home I felt so relieved to be with my gorgeous baby and husband. Really shocking. Could really keep going with how bad the care was on the wards, so so bad. I would never treat any of my patients like that. All you expect and need is a smile and a 'how are feeling'?? And a caring nurse. Is it really that hard??? No it isn't. So basically 50% of my experience was bad.
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Misdiagnosis. Patient file was lost over an entire weekend. Help bell was inoperative for two days. Staff were patronising and not listening and consequently made incorrect assumptions. They were also insensitive and arrogant. Unavailability of consultants and of diagnostic services (xray, scanning depts etc...) Mostly 9-5, Mon-Fri. This feedback is repeated again and again by friends and family who have been through the service. Hideous experience. My baby was born into a lavatory bowl in the hospital despite having just been told repeatedly that I was not in labour. Staff dismissed my husband’s requests to take the baby out of the lavatory and dismissed it as ‘a bleed’. Went through labour with inadequate pain management and was told to stop screaming in pain, as I’d wake all the other new mothers who needed their sleep. Husband had to order an intern to check the lavatory and retrieve our dead daughter. I was finally discharged with needle/terminal for bloods/drip still inserted in my hand. This was later removed by my GP.
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Awful experience over a five-week stay. Nurses had serious attitude problems. Care received was far below average. Doctors were generally good, friendly and listened to what we had to say. Nurses on the other hand were so rude and disrespectful. Pressed the bell, no one came for 45 mins, went out to desk, four nurses sitting having a chat. Horrible place. Hopefully, myself or family never have to go near the place again.
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Helpful and careful.
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I went into Mullingar in the early stages of labour. I was checked once for dilation and they said I was not 3cm to get epidural. As pain progressed I asked them to check me again and they said there's no point, we haven't enough staff to give you an epidural any way. By the time they checked me I was 8-9 cms and they still wouldn't give me an epidural. I was giving birth in a normal ward until 20 mins before I gave birth when they wheeled me in a wheel chair down a corridor screaming with pain in front of everyone, it was just horrific. I had nine hours of excruciating pain and no pain relief, thought I was going to die. When I got back to the ward they told my husband to leave after 20 mins. I was left lying in blood all night, nobody helped me get washed or dressed. I asked a nurse for a bottle in the middle of the night and I waited a half an hour with a crying baby. I dragged myself out to find the nurse. I was bleeding and hardly able to walk, only to find her reading a magazine and she had forgotten, didn't even apologise. ALL I can say is it was a terrible awful experience for something that should be joyful. I will never go back again. Shame on them.
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Excellent care - could not have asked for more
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As usual great staff doing great job while very busy.
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Not fit for purpose. Close it down, start again with new staff
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Sadly an awful time, at night there is no quiet time. This is not a place to rest and recover but more like be tortured. A patient across from me asked the nurse when having a conversation with her to talk softer and the nurse said she was free to talk as she pleased even at two in the morning ........
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One doctor had such poor English he confused right and left - this is a significant problem when a doctor decides to x-ray your leg and x-rays the wrong one, due to not knowing right/left are different. My complaint regarding this was ignored. That is why I am posting here, I would have liked it if this complaint had been investigated, felt it could be a significant patient safety issue, but the person I complained to said it did not matter at all and was a minor thing.
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My father was rushed into A&E with an anurysm - the staff were so kind to me and looked after my father so well until he was sent to another hospital. Sadly my father passed away, they really tried as hard as they could to save his life and I really appreciated their kindness.
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While I was in Mullingar maternity unit I found my care to be excellent. I wad admitted on Thursday morning for induction and gave birth Sat afternoon ( August 2011). Dr Dan was the doctor in the delivery room. He was a god send and I believe it wad down to him that I had a no fuss labour. No intervention of delivery needed, and my wonderful midwife Barbara, If I could I would have her my next time. All other staff - cleaners, food ladies etc... were wonderful also !!!!! Only down fall was one doctor who was pig arrogant!! Only had to see him twice thank goodness and he had no part in my daughter's birth. Overall an A+ experience, thank you all :)
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A huge thank you to Mullingar Hospital for outstanding care
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I found my stay in hospital for delivery of my baby by elective c section to be extremely positive. Sspecial thanks to Dr mortell and to all the midwives on duty on 6/3/14. Everyone I had contact with seemed very dedicated to their work and treated me with the utmost respect at all times.
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The doctor I dealt with was ignorant, bad mannered and very rude to my wife and daughter after I was admitted by ambulance. You would get better treatment in a slaughter house.
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Terrible experience here on my first child, will never attend again for anything. Ended up in here for 12 days post natal. Contracted an infection which was found by myself not the nurses, constant IV's given for antibiotics and they kept breaking and having to be re-inserted, very painful when they were unable to get a line in. No help given with my son from staff when I was ill. Husband ended up staying till 12 at night and coming in at 8.30 in morning to help me all day. Vacuum pack fitted for eight weeks after C-section, wound has been dressed in total twice a week for four months. My doctor never once visited me and when confronted said there was no need for him to visit as it was not serious. Will never return.
|This user's rating:||31%|
I had my daughter here last November. The nurse in the delivery room was not very friendly or nice, she made me feel uncomfortable and was extremely rude to my mother and my partner. Having a baby is a very stressful and emotional time and it's important that the staff that are looking after you are friendly and supportive. My baby was a week early and weighed 5lb 12oz. After delivery we were brought to the ward and I was told not to get up or walk without assistance as I had had an epidural. It was the middle of the night so my partner could not stay with me. Nobody came to check on me or the baby or help me out of bed. My daughter was cold and her hands and feet felt freezing so I rang the bell. A nurse came and took her temp. It was way below what it should have been because she was early and a low weight. The nurse said to me that was well spotted by you. I was annoyed because it should have been spotted by them. She told me to strip baby off and put her under my nightie on my chest to warm her up. It worked but an hour or so after I took her out, her temp kept going down. One of the nurses said she might need to go In the incubator and never came back. I had to keep ringing the bell to have her temp checked. On my last day there I finally met a nice friendly nurse who ended up putting my baby In the incubator and gave me good advice on keeping my baby warm and what blankets to use. Bottom line is I won't be returning here if I have another baby. Also I was breastfeeding and they have no problem in pulling back the curtains without asking - no privacy at all.
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