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My daughter was rushed into the Emergency Department, she was clearly having an allergic reaction to something. She had been at a kid's birthday party where she ate a chocolate bar, which may have had nuts in it. While in the hospital she went into anaphalactic shock and had to be given an antihistamine, steroid and also an epi-pen had to be used. She was admitted overnight and the following morning I spoke to her consultant and he advised me how exactly to use the epi-pen if she needed it again. She had blood tests taken and I was told I would be given the results in a couple of weeks at the allergy clinic she was being referred to for tests to confirm that she is allergic to nuts. Nearly SIX weeks later I rang St Luke's Hospital to check with the allergy clinic why she hadnít received an appointment yet. The lady I spoke to had NO referral at all for her, she had never heard of her. I was transferred to the consultant's secetrary and she checked on it for me and I was told my daughter's chart had been left in the doctor's office. When the secretary read her discharge note she said that she would get onto the allergy clinic and ask for an urgent appointment for her. It is now two weeks later and surprise surprise I still haven't heard from the allergy clinic. What is going on? I cannot believe my daughter's life is being put in danger!!!! No exaggeration she could go into anaphalactic shock at any time as I donít know for certain what she is allergic to. My heart is in my mouth. She needed these tests weeks ago and still havenít received an appointment for her.
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Waiting times are unbelievable. Hospital not as busy as I've seen it, yet I had to wait on a trolley for 21 hours before getting a bed. Disgusting.
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Excellent hospital. Was in paediatric unit on numerous occasions and was treated so well. The doctors and nurses would do anything for you and are all so pleasant. Only problem is the waiting list for the outpatients but I understand there are children waiting for it worse than me so I completely understand.
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Never will I be visiting again. My daughter gets seizures and was referred to Temple Street as in my local hospital they did everything for her but unfortunately couldn't pin her at the time because the scans were coming back clear. I received an appointment seven months later and went to the appointment on the day. Upon arriving we asked numerous staff how to get to the neurology unit as it wasn't laid out clearly. We were then checked in by rude staff in a tiny room with a couple of chairs and the rest were standing outside. We were told it'd be about 2 hours. Was there from 9.30 that morning until 3 without being looked at by a doctor or nurse. Finally we got to see the doctor who we literally spent five mins with and are none the wiser. Apart from this, my house is nearly 2.30hrs away meaning we left the house at 6 that morning to face that. A small bit of consideration wouldn't go astray. Will not be returning, a disgrace!
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Overall I received the best of treatment. The general staff were polite and caring. They are a special breed and I wish them all well for the future.
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Absolutely terrible and unacceptable service. If possible pick a different hospital. We arrived to the Emergency Department at 11pm, only to be left as two fools to sit around and wait throughout the night with 10 other people for 8-and-a-half long freaking hours before getting any kind of treatment. Be warned - you will have to pay in advance 100 euro. After that you probably won't be willing to 'just leave'. After that, the doctor disappeared, we asked for something for pain because it progressed throughout the night quite a bit. The doctor simply put a smile on his face and said 'fine'. Of course they had a shift change, so the doctor went away and we didn''t get any painkillers for the next 2.5 hours. We again sat and waited and nobody seemed to care even one bit. After asking a dozen more times, we finally got a pleasant nurse to give us some painkiller. If they think this is acceptable behaviour and service for an ED, I urge them to try and experience something like this on their own skin. On top of everything, the waiting room was extremely dirty and unsanitary.
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I delivered my second child on the 6/6/16 and I would just like to thank all the staff I came in contact with in Wexford General. Great bunch of people, so professional and competent. Also the new delivery suites are well equipped and very comfortable for the job in hand!
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Dr John Slevin - 10/10 for excellence. From a man's perspective I only relaxed when he was around, the minute he entered a room I knew my wife would be well looked after, he was so reassuring. We received early scans as we were extremely nervous on this pregnancy. We were able to contact his private rooms at any stage throughout my wife's pregnancy and his secretary Verona was so friendly and always accommodated us for all appointments. I look forward to returning hopefully next year again. Well done Dr Slevin I would recommend you to everyone.
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Excellent hospital. The care of all staff that I received was amazing. Thanks to all the staff. Won\'t be hesitant upon going to this hospital again
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The patient was sent by their own doctor with a letter stating to be treated as an urgent case. When we arrived at main entrance, all the disabled parking spaces were taken by non-disabled sticker cars. We we went into the main door and we thought we we in a disco with the big crowd and loud music. After we were told to go to the A&E department and give all details, we waited about 10 minutes and were seen by the triage nurse and then told to wait to be called by the doctor. As we were made an urgent case I thought great - wait half an hour and we will be called. We were booked in at 2.00 pm and seen at 2.20pm. Then left until 7.30pm. I went to speak with a nurse to see how long we would have to wait and was told that we will be seen in rotation. I explained that the patient was in severe pain and was told that she would see what she could do. 2 hours later still no sign of being called in. Finally at 7.30 pm we were told that the chart and letter from our own doctor had been mislaid. What I don't understand is why everyone who arrived after us was seen and dealt with. As far as the staff were concerned, they were very good. The only thing I have to complain about is the way we were left waiting with a serious condition for almost six hours. As for a score out of 10 I will give it a score of 3.
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