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I'm taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the team of medical staff that took care of my (adult) son last Sunday. He had been brought in by ambulance and was very afraid. The kindness he was shown and the the fact he didn't have to wait long for certain tests to be carried out, helped greatly in easing his mind. So thank you, I am grateful that you are all there!
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I found the doctors to be arrogant and rude, no time taken to explain the condition or the possible side-effects. Some of the doctors don't have sympathy.
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Attended A&E and was then sent to fracture clinic. Nice new place, very busy, all went well until one nurse was so rude to me I couldn't believe it. She could also be heard swearing. Who trains these people?
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The staff in A&E and Medical 4 ward were excellent. The nurses were over-worked but still maintained a professional high standard. The doctors left no stone unturned and resolved my initial distress as soon as possible.
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Very dirty hospital, room never cleaned.
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Spent seven hours with 3-year-old child complaining about stomach pain. Doctor was moving us from room to room for about one hour. Way that they took a blood sample was unbelievable. Never seen something like this even in horror movies. It was clear that the doctor that took blood sample was not able to do it. They treated my 3-year-old child worse then an animal. After another two hours another doctor told me that they needed to take another blood sample. So after all this time they had no results at all. A waste of tax payers' money. Stay out of this place.
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A&E Department is shocking.
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Staff were all lovely, rushed off their feet, such a pity more money can't be invested in this hospital, it has a lot of potential. Found the care excellent, staff just can't be in two places at once, there are too many patients and too few nurses/doctors.
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In the Triage room, the blood pressure instrument was sitting on a bio waste bin. There was faeces on the floor where my wound was being cleaned and dressed. The doctor actually stepped on it and carried it by foot through the A&E area. There was no discretion or privacy, my wound was discussed in the entrance area of A&E where ambulance and other patients were able to overhear. When I told the doctor who put the stitches in, about the needle in my arm, that it needed to be taken out before I went home, he hushed me, more or less telling me to shut up. A few minutes later I was discharged and it was forgotten about. Considering what was needed to be done, I feel it was outrageous that I had to wait for over 6 hours, along with extremely poor quality of service and care.
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My niece was placed in a two-bed room with no toilet. The patient admitted next to her was receiving a bowel washout for a procedure the following day. This lady was mortified that my niece had to experience 24 hours of loose watery stools with a awful stench. My niece was very ill and decided to discharge herself the next morning. There weere empty rooms along the corridor.
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