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The one comment I would wish to make is that you must bring up your staff nursing levels again, which leave it a safe environment for patients undergoing major surgery. This means more nursing staff especially at night. More physios who play such a big role in the rehabilitation of the patient.
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I had to visit the A&E department. The doctors and nurses were rude. The hospital was very dirty especially the toilets. The doctor attending me didn't seem to care much and showed little respect. I questioned him on my illness and he didn't seem to possess much knowledge in medicine. My dignity was not respected. Navan hospital is below standard and should be closed down.
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I would like to thank the kind care I received from doctor Maeve, sister Michelle and nurse Laura when I attended A&E with a fractured hip. Not only are they under big pressure working in A&E, they still manage to put a smile on my face and reassure me that everything was going to be ok.
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Navan hospital is an awful place. One nurse I dealt with was a horrible person, very brash, cold and callous. Doctors were condescending and arrogant. One junior doctor could not even speak proper English. Level of care was below standard. Hospital is filthy dirty. Staff don't give a damn about their patients and treat people like dirt. Animals get better care at a vets.
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This hospital is so badly managed its unbelievable. I had surgery and the dressing was never changed. The blood stained bed clothes were also never changed. I was sent home with needles still in my arm. The next day I got a letter saying that I had been given full instructions and that all needles had been removed. My dietary needs were completely ignored. I wrote to complain and I got a letter of apology, but this really is not good enough. I wish I could attach photos here.
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Was a patient in St Francis Ward a few months ago, where the nurses work extremely hard to deliver safe care even though they are very busy. Was in additional beds with no additional staff to look after us, but still got great care. They seemed to get very little breaks. Never saw any administration on the ward in my three days there, except a lady enquiring about patients going home.
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Most pathetic treatment I ever had. The staff thinks they are doing you a favour to come to work. Patients are just nuisances to them.
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Absolutely outstanding, very good hospital and staff are just brillant.
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Sister went into this hospital via ambulance very sick with two different illnesses. Doctor was willing to leave diagnosis at one illness until my sister kicked up a fuss saying she knew that there was something more wrong with her. Doctor was rude and said she was telling him his job. Two days later doctor returned with diagnosis of second illness. My sister had got worse at this stage. Blood pressure was high at one point and she had waited eight hours before having it read again. She was so sick at one point she felt she was going to die. She worried she wouldn't see her son again. No reassurance from nurses, they told her she got herself into a state. Sister walked out of the hospital to a different hospital where they assured her they would take care of her. This hospital has gone quickly downhill from four years ago. Staff rub their frustration off on to patients.
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The hospital was visibly dirty. My husband brought in antibacterial wipes so I could clean my area of the ward. The staff while very over worked lacked any kind of compassion associated with the nursing profession, they were in fact mean. In the three days I was a patient only one nurse was in any way nice to me. The ancillary staff delivering meals were utterly obnoxious and just plain rude. Nothing regarding my care was explained. I had an episiotomy and on the third day as I was leaving I had to ask for my stitches to be checked. The only one available to do it was a student midwife. I do not think I will return to the Lourdes if I am lucky to fall pregnant again - the place is an accident waiting to happen.
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