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I feel that Portlaoise Hospital has been treated very badly by politicians. This hospital gave me the best of treatment during my operation. I had cancer in the bowel that was removed and everything was done for me that I should be able to go through this procedure. My surgeon and anaesthesiologist were very much on top of my condition and my thanks could never cover my feelings for both men. To all who had any dealings with my stay in Portlaoise Hospital Slan agus Beannacht.
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I was under the care of three consultants and I was looked after very well by each one. Treated with kindness and courtesy every time. I owe my life to these men and also the nursing staff who work very hard and do an excellent job. Thank you to St. Vincent's Hospital.
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In general I found the experience very difficult. Unfortunately I needed to make a complaint against a doctor on call the night my son needed his IV changed. He was rude and a down right PIG. He gave out to my 2-year-old son and me for not holding him down enough. The nurses in the room at the time had to tell him to stop as my son was so traumatised, as was I by his actions. He then spoke to me like I was an Idiot and that he was the doctor and he was the one what knew what he was doing and not me. The incident was logged by the senior nurse on the ward that night.
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The care that my husband received was second to none. However on the day my husband arrived to the A&E department, he was suffering with blood clots and waited for six hours to be seen by a doctor. This could have been very serious if one of them travelled to the heart or brain. On another day, he was told that he needed to see an eye specialist. The appointment was for 4.30pm in a clinic across the road from the hospital. I was asked to accompany him to and from the clinic to save a member of staff going. This two minute journey was in a taxi paid for by the hospital. I could have driven him. If he got the all clear from the eye clinic he would be discharged from the hospital and go home on that day. I waited until 10pm that night with my husband for a doctor to come down to discharge him, only to be told that his chart was not completed and that no prescriptions were made out so he would have to wait another night. This was a bed taken up by someone that didn't need it, with the amount of people in A&E waiting for beds. Money wasted on taxis. There are many ways to be more efficient than what he experienced on these two days. However, I would like to say thank you very much for the care given to my husband while in hospital.
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Visit with a young toddler with hearing issues, referred to consultant. Awful attitude and manner in dealing with child, would not take the two minutes to visually inspect the child's ear as it meant small issue of upsetting the child which was not in their job description. Had not read referral letter, had no clue about next steps and actually asked, 'what do you think?' after asserting the child needs surgery without any background info!!!!! I'm beyond despair at this doctor's incompetence and cannot fathom how the title of consultant has been arrived at. This doctor was ready to plough ahead with surgery until we explained the situation and then they back tracked and decided to wait a few months as was clearly the right course of action. Awful in every sense, bad, incompetent advice/service and could not get us out the door fast enough to process payment. Absolutely dreading that it will be the same 'consultant' for the next appointment.
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There is a moment in the hospital comedy Scrubs when Dr Cox asks Dr Reid is she a real doctor or a doctor in the way that Dr Pepper is a doctor. Some doctors in this hospital should be asked the same question. The nursing staff are disinterested and arrogant. Patients and families are lied to and complaints not dealt with. This is a hospital where mediocrity seems to be the best the staff can strive for.
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I had minor ops in Bons as a teenager and the care was excellent. In my humble opinion, the standard of specialists now there is very poor. Some older consultants are excellent and have been there many years but frankly I was appalled at the consultants I got this time around. I needed surgery but frankly was too scared to consent. Had similar problem about five years ago. I genuinely have grave concerns about these new consultants from abroad and what standard their qualifications are.
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I am commenting on behalf of a relative to highlightI the lack of basic communication skills of some of the nurses, unfortunately my relative was an inpatient for many weeks and what I witnessed was repeated multiple times on the unit/ward he was on. While I would introduce myself to whatever nurse was assigned to my relative, it was like pulling teeth to get a name in return. Also my relative was unable to speak during his stay and I witnessed nurses failing to refer to him by his name or trying to build up any kind of rapport with him. These are just the most basic skills I would expect people dealing with sick and vulnerable people to possess.
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I took my son here last year when he was seven, due to him being doubled over in pain and tears running down his face. It took two hours to get him any pain relief. Nurses in A&E didn't seem too bothered in finding the doctor on call until I said I would go looking for him myself. I was then told the next morning to bring my son home without any doctor examining him. I refused to move. I found some doctors' attitudes very rude, like they thought they were important people The nurses at night time took too long to see to my son when he was doubled over in pain three nights after being admitted. It wasn't until I started getting annoyed I finally got a doctor up from A&E to see my son. That doctor was so lovely and gave my son pain relief. In general, doctors could do with taking the time to explain things without being in a hurry all of the time. Other than that things were ok. My advice is if you take your child to Wexford General and you know there is something wrong and are told to take your child home, refuse to move until your child has been seen to by a doctor. My son got treated only because I refused to move.
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This place should be condemned. I would not send a goldfish here. Do not use this hospital in an emergency. I personally will never forgive this hospital.
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