South Tipperary General
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I will never return to the hospital again. I don't wish to go into any further detail. I was shocked at the treatment I received in comparison to previous stays.
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A fantastic maternity unit. Unfortunately these staff members were stretched to the limit due to staff shortages but the care and work provided by these individuals was amazing. Hard and conscientious workers all round.
|This user's rating:||94%|
The two doctors I met with in A&E were completely rude with no bed-side manner whatsoever!! One doctor couldn't speak English properly. I did not have any confidence in the doctors at all!! They made me feel as if I was wasting their time and asked me a few times why I was there and do I not know this is a hospital!! This was after I was referred by my GP who felt further investigation was required. The nurses were brilliant, very caring people!
|This user's rating:||55%|
I was moved from semi private to public. I questioned the move and the nurse said she didn't see why they should have to apologise for the move. Before she stood at my bed I knew full details of such arrangements as I could hear the conversations on the corridor. The toilet in the public ward I was moved too smelled of urine and I had to pick up tissues from the sink and floor before using it. I used the public toilet in another part and it was a disgrace in spite of being signed off as cleaned. Every other minute on the wall there is spirigel telling you to clean your hands but three of them were empty. I did meet my consultant until day four.
|This user's rating:||44%|
I attended A&E with a swollen neck after being seen by Caredoc. My neck was swollen on both sides of an old surgery scar. The first doctor told me that I had an infection and I would need surgery, and ordered an ultrasound. The 2nd doctor told me I had an infection which was causing muscles to go into spasm and I didn't need to be reopened. The first doctor came back and ordered an x ray of my neck to which I still don't know the results. The ultrasound was cancelled and I was treated with a drug which I know is for stomach issues????????????? All the while from 2pm monday until tuesday at 11am I did not as much get a glass of water or a morsel of food, nor was I offered anything. Total, total disgrace, not the nurses' fault, they were under severe pressure as they are seriously understaffed, but to put it plainly, one doctor doesn't know what the other is doing and communication is a massive problem here.
|This user's rating:||22%|
Sad when you see a doctor walk vomit into the corridor of A&E and nobody to clean it up. No one gave a cup of tea or anything to eat to the patient who was on the corridor for 24 hours. They would never go back there again. Bring back the nuns and matrons all is forgiven. At least the hospital would be clean on their watch...
|This user's rating:||34%|
I'm recently out of hospital after a very frightening out of the blue illness. I was looked after by an exceptional team of doctors and nurses. I'll be forever thankful for their speedy reponse and care so late on Monday night 8th April 2013.
|This user's rating:||83%|
The car park is very far for people who struggle to walk. There are disabled spaces near the door but only for disabled people, this doesn't include people with shortness of breath etc...who don't have the passes. The consultant we met was direct and rude and I wouldn't return to him. After waiting so long he treated me like a complete inconvenience to him. Very arrogant man. I feel sorry for the staff having to work with him, at least I can go elsewhere for a different consultant.
|This user's rating:||84%|
My 4-year-old son had an appointment for 10am to get his bloods done. We weren't listened to and were sent to the wrong side of the ward. By 11.30am my son was tired and hungry and wanted to go home. We had to leave without any tests done. We had been in the ward since 9.45am. This is a total and utter disgrace. Why bother to make an appointment when others who don't have appointments are seen to first? I am so angry at the disgraceful treatment of my 4-year-old who never wants to go back and I don't blame him.
|This user's rating:||36%|
WONDERFUL HOSPITAL WHERE EVERYONE WORKS TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS -ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. GREAT TEAM SPIRIT AND ALMOST FAMILY ATMOSPHERE - NEVER SAW SUCH KINDNESS AND COMPASSION SHOWN. HUGELY EFFECTIVE SURGICAL TEAM .
|This user's rating:||92%|
It's a very dirty hospital, not cleaned very well, but staff are nice.
|This user's rating:||76%|
I had two babies in this hospital. First time I couldn't fault it. In 2011 I gave birth. I was premature yet they broke my waters without explaining anything. The person that did it was extremely rude, she was hurting me but insisting she wasn't. Baby was born fast and the midwife was not one bit nice. My baby picked up some infection and was seriously ill. Some of the staff who dealt with my baby have no business dealing with fragile people. They were rude and ignorant and had not one bit of empathy. The toilets are filthy. I was there over two weeks with my child and there was blood on the wall the entire time. The same bit was never cleaned. My problem was with the nurses. I am pregnant again. I will not return to that hospital due to the horrible manner of some of the midwives. I will be going to Waterford.
|This user's rating:||36%|
It's a pity that the attitude and actions of one or two power tripping abusive individuals spoils the good work of others. I will be making formal complaints to everyone from the Minister to the HSE. Indeed to any relevant authority.
|This user's rating:||53%|
My exact words to the midwife as I was leaving the SCBU with my son was 'I don't ever want to see ye protesting for more money in your wages or no pay cuts, because I will run ye over, none of ye deserve the pay ye get as it is!!!' After spending many months in two other hospitals, it was a real eye opener to go back here and feel like you are being treated like dirt by staff who are doing half the work of their equivalent in other hospitals. And she actually stopped reading her magazine and nearly choked on her milk tray sweet when I said that!
|This user's rating:||30%|
My parent aged 83 was brought in with broken ribs at 12:30pm and the first time she saw a doctor was at 8:00pm - she was offered no pain relief all the time and even when the doctor came we had to ask for it. The doctor did not seem to know what was going on and in fact he said he was not used to reading x-rays - not very comforting. As the doctor thought there was a chest infection we had to see someone on the medical side - we finally saw her at 11 pm and she was excellent - she was the only person who took a full patient history and did a proper examination - but other than her care I was not at all impressed with this hospital.
|This user's rating:||42%|
Was put in the MAU (medical assessment unit) on arrival due to the overcrowding in the A&E department where the nursing staff appeared to be under serious pressure due to bed shortages etc... The MAU was a very pleasent welcome to sitting in the A&E waiting room for a few hours waiting to be seen when you feel so unwell, not due to nursing staff but lack of bed capacity. On arrival to the MAU, I was introduced by a wonderful member of staff called Catriona who fully explained what was happening and the reason for my transfer to their dept. The whole experience was excellent and efficient and thankfully I was allowed home due to lack of beds and my determination to recuperate. I could not recommend the nurses and doctors care and efficiency highly enough.
|This user's rating:||97%|
My father was admitted here over 14 months ago. Initially taken in and then discharged 3 days later which was totally unacceptable as he was not fit to leave. Re-admitted by ambulance 4 days later. There was no communication from the Doctor, when we finally got to meet the doctor he had very poor communication skills and seemed to leave it to a junior doctor. The file had got missing from first admisssion in the space of 4 days. We also met a ward sister who was on a power trip. Was extremely unprofessional in her dealings with us. We couldn't get any answers from them and every test that was undertaken was under our request. It was like they'd hope he'd trip it before they had to spend money doing tests. We tried to have him moved to another hospital but were not allowed. In the end he contracted an infection and we don't know if it was hospital related or not and he only got decent care when he got to the ICU at which stage he was critically ill and was too late. He died within a month of admission. An animal would have got better treatment and unless you have some straightforward complaint I would not recommend this hospital. My mother says the whole lack of communication and chaos was worse than the death itself. If you were a paying patient, I would not recommend here. Very much a parochial set-up and it's who you know will get you beds etc even dictated by a well known politian in a neighbouring constituency. Witnessed one man in ward where my father was and was treating the place like a hotel-was absolulelty no need to be there. Far too much politics involved in the running of Irish hospitals
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Had a 4 day stay here. No one check on me had my first baby. The nurse lied to the doctor saying she did bloods gp check she didn't. I had GSB at 10 wks and wasn't told till I was 26+ wks... No help with breastfeeding. Lactation specialist was on the ward we asked to see her. But she wasn't told.. Overall a horrible time. On day 4 Claire came on duty offer me pain meds. Check Mr over. The only nurse to do bp check. The other. Staff were to busy falling over a friend of friend cousin who had a baby t Hr same day. Hospital wasn't busy at most there was 2-3 people in each ward that holds 4 people.
|This user's rating:||28%|
I was rushed to A & E with a respiratory stridor and thought that I might have a long wait before being seen but within 20 minutes or less I was seen by the competent and caring Triage Nurse who brought me quickly into the A&E Ward. I was dealt with swiftly there and had a lot of tests, a lot of doctors and nurses tending me. I am so impressed by the excellent level of care that I received. The only negatives are that the hospital is crazily overcrowded with patients on trolleys in the corridors ( draughty) waiting for beds. Despite the massive pressure, the nurses checked on us several times. I was on a trolley for observation until late that evening. The food is the other negative. Seriously, bun burger and chips is not healthy food by any stretch of the imagination. I couldn't eat anything as I can't stomach these foods but at least it can be said that teas were brought around to us all.
|This user's rating:||80%|
The nurses ever hear of carbon paper/ They had to ask the same questions 4 times. My files and tests kept going missing.
|This user's rating:||80%|
Nurse O'Dwyer in the CCU ward for her empathy and consideration whilst our mother was very ill. She even made time to make us tea and toast at 4am in the morning. She explained everything to us in great detail and was so kind and considerate to our father during this difficult time. She is a credit to the hospital.
|This user's rating:||100%|
I visited STGH on the 21st january with anaphylaxis. The care I received was excellent. They ensured I was completely ok before I left and gave me the relevant documentation in case it happened again. It happended again the next night and the "care" I got in AMNCH (Tallaght) was sub-standard compared to STGH.
|This user's rating:||100%|
From waterford city. was in marks and spencers shopping while 33 weeks and 4 days pregnant had a heavy bleed rushed by husband in car to hospital within reaching door of hospital until my baby boy was delivered through c-section was 17 mins.In my opinion staff here are outstanding and deserve every credit they can be given.
|This user's rating:||99%|
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT HOSPITAL WITH GREAT STAFF, FROM THE CLEANERS RIGHT UP TO THE TOP. COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER CARE
|This user's rating:||95%|
A&E staff excellent. Very busy area, staff were professional and kind.
|This user's rating:||99%|
Nice and clean. Waiting time very long but hospital is still vital to the community.
|This user's rating:||86%|
I had an elective c-section and I thought the standard of care following same was a disgrace. Because of this, I ended up in hospital for three months with a variety of different complaints. Also, I got no help with breastfeeding my baby despite being so sick. I stopped breastfeeding after three days and the nurses never even noticed. I could go on for days..I missed out on three months of my baby's life because of this lack of care and nearly died due to incompetence.
|This user's rating:||41%|
I was treated terribly at this hospital. The procedure to induce me not explained. I was subjected to four internals which were painful, two of which were performed in a five minute period as two different doctors, none of whom introduced themselves, attended on me. Saw three doctors in all in a couple of hours period, did not have any continuity of care. Waters were broken by consultant without telling me what he was doing and it really hurt, never told me associated risks of foetal distress with this procedure or with whole induction procedure. Found these out afterwards when everything had gone wrong. Foetal distress resulted immediately when waters were broken, emergency section required (despite the fact I had asked for a section some time previous as I felt I had enough of the rough prodding and poking and child was not coming). My baby was not breathing when born and had to be put on ventilator. Ended up in another hospital for two weeks, almost died and we were told might have suffered severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen at birth. Luckily the other hospital was brilliant and saved my baby and treated him exceptionally. Other things South Tipp did - gave me gas and air AFTER painful internal - like why???? What good was it to me then???? Beds are old metal beds with no step to get out of after section and rubber coating on sheets and pillows which was disgusting and caused severe sweating when unable to move after section. Bathrooms were disgusting filthy. Nurses gave me bed bath at like four in the morning when in pain and my baby having been taken to Neonatal in the other hospital - once again WHY??? Worst was consultant though who explained nothing to me when in labour, went ahead and broke waters with no consultation with me and basically treated me like piece of meat thrown on labour table. I am actually traumatised by my treatment in this hospital, could write for days about it. I would have been better off to go out into a field on my own and have baby.
|This user's rating:||26%|
I had 2 stays in Clonmel this year, first on maternity. Every one of the midwives were fabulous and so helpful and assisted after the birth of my little girl. The second stay was five weeks later in paeds with my baby. Most of the nurses were great, especially Niamh.
|This user's rating:||76%|
I found the hospital very good. The staff were very much overworked but that's not the hospital's fault, it's down to health cutbacks.
|This user's rating:||91%|