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Very disappointed with the day ward. Ladies and gents in the same ward. No privacy. I am a survivor of abuse, so men and women in same ward is not on. I was a patient here early this year. What happened to CENTRE of EXCELLENCE???? SHOCKING.
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Public area toilets were appalling and have been so for many months despite complaints from myself and others. Frequently there is no soap in any dispensers, hand dryers broken for weeks on end and floors remain soiled for long periods between cleaning. These issues are a health hazard and unacceptable.
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Poorly staffed to cope with capacity but staff are coping as best they can. The doctor was able to deal with me quickly and efficiently as I could explain my complaint and symptoms to her. Communication was very good from all staff in A&E including radiology but the general management of the department needs a major review. I do no think the hospital managers realise how bad the issue is on the ground during busy hours. I left that night and came back in the morning to avoid the 12 hour wait. 30-40 people on trolleys is not good.
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The care I received from Dr Slevin and his team in The Moorings was excellent. Such a warm atmosphere, and he takes his time with all of his patients. Thank you Dr Slevin.
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In the last 4 years I have attended SVUH in relation to orthopaedic and ENT issues. Lead in time for initial appointments and some scans can be long. However, once you are in the system and make it to the outpatient clinics the attention was really good and I left feeling that I had been dealt with properly and professionally. I was very impressed by the IT system whereby a doctor seeing you at an OP clinic was able to draw up previous scans (done in SVUH) and the reports of the scans on screen immediately. Once you actually get to be seen the attention is every bit as good if not better than in certain private hospitals that I shall not mention. If the time lag on some initial appointments was shorter the experience would be so much better but that is a general problem with the public system. I have no complaint on follow up appointment time lags which were reasonable. In fact some would be absolutely no different to a private hospital as review dates are often determined for clinical reasons e.g. follow up review in 6 months time.
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Overall, we were very pleased with our visit, it was a big move for us after spending 17 years in the children's service.
|This user's rating:||92%|
It all went ahead so fast and painless. Top marks everyone. The food was a different matter however. Corned beef and cabbage yuk. Scrambled egg yuk.
|This user's rating:||91%|
Far from outstanding. My GP sent me up for blood tests. There was supposed to be a walk-in blood clinic. It turned out to be for consultant patients only, not the GP patients. They sent me to A&E, where I was told this wasn't their job and they sent me back to the same walk-in clinic. They finally agreed to do the tests as a one-off treatment.
|This user's rating:||45%|
I recently had a full hip replacement in the South Infirmary. My hip was damaged from steroid treatment to treat breast cancer. The care, compassion and treatment I received in this hospital was second to none. Should any further complications arise, which I hope they won't, I would insist on returning to the South Infirmary.
|This user's rating:||99%|
Absolutely no hygiene within the hospital. Nurses treat patients in an inhumane manner. During a scan, the catheter for dye injection was put way too deep and after scan it was removed in a cruel manner which left my whole arm black and blue with bruise. That bruise didn't go away fully even after 2 weeks! I also observed nurses treating international patients in a rude manner.
|This user's rating:||25%|