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The consultant performed a very fast and low quality assessment during the consultation, compared to the consultation fee for me. I felt ignored with some sarcasm and neglected by him. The best was when he did not even say goodbye to me, he just rushed out of the office without saying anything while I was still sitting in his office because he had a surgery at the same time. So why on earth did they put me on that time or why they could not rearrange it? Purposely I went to Mater Private and went to him cause I wanted the best. Bear in mind the consultation fee is 200 EUR. Obviously I am really disappointed and frustrated.
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The patient was in for a six-week period. During that time a consultant who appeared to have little interest in her care made visits and left patient in a confused state afterwards. On several occasions staff asked the patient when her dates for further tests in other hospitals were on and what time. The patient had no idea and it appeared there was serious communication issues in the dept. The saddest part was the dirt. The hospital is filthy and although the staff are in the main wonderful people, nothing can take away the fact that not only was the cutlery given to patient at times unclean, the floors and surfaces were dirty, which is unacceptable. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to give you this feedback and I hope the hospital will not flood again this season.
|This user's rating:||37%|
This is a very good hospital where the staff are run off their feet. Their standard of care for the number of staff is excellent but I was in the surgical unit and they need double the staff. The care assistants do amazing work and they are not acknowledged enough.
|This user's rating:||73%|
The standard of care was very good and all the tests were efficiently done by superb staff. After spending some time in a public hospital I could see the difference the minute I was transferred. The professionalism of staff is excellent. The hospital may be slightly understaffed.
|This user's rating:||80%|
When I was admitted to the Coombe Hospital for the birth of my son, there was a nurses strike. My waters had already broken an hour before I arrived, so myself and my husband rushed to the Coombe. I was having contractions but they were quite far apart at that stage. From the time I was admitted they did not encourage me to walk. I lied down from Thursday night until Friday about 8pm the following night when my baby finally arrived. When I went to the ward and it was time to sleep, I asked the nurse could she feed my baby, as my legs were still numb from the epidural and I was very weak, as I had been in labour for nearly 24 hours. The nurse said that she would. I was unable to go to sleep but the nurse never arrived to feed my baby. The next day I wanted to have a shower and asked the nurse if there was a baby ward I could leave my baby on while I went for a shower. She said they did not have one, that I was to ask one of the other mothers to mind my baby if I had to leave the ward. In the ward the bins were full with baby nappies etc and they were never emptied, there were flies flying around the bins. My sheets were never changed for the whole time I was there. They were covered in blood from after having the baby etc... The shower rooms and toilets were filty. There was suppose to be a vomiting bug in the hospital at the time and we were not allowed visitors, only our partners. I wouldn't be surprised if they only said this due to the condition of the wards etc... There was a young mother in the bed across from me who had to have a caesarean. She was breastfeeding her baby. One of the nurses gave out to her because she was not cleaning her wound and it had become infected. The young mother was very distressed and was doing her best trying to feed her baby. No one examined me after the birth of my baby and I was discharged with no examination. I found the whole experience from the time I was admitted to time I was discharged disgraceful. I think an animal would have being treated better. I would not recommend any mum attending the Coombe to have their baby. My older son was born in Holles Street and my experience there was fantastic in every way.
|This user's rating:||41%|
The Mater Private is a lovely hospital which I would have no hesitation in attending again.
|This user's rating:||99%|
I attended A&E with my 87 year old mother who had fallen and broken a bone. We arrived at 10.30, she saw the doctor at 3.30, had her x-ray at 5.00 and we finally arrived home at 7.30. While all staff - nurses, doctors and care staff - were nice once we got to them, I find it amazing that we couldn't have had our x-ray sooner that night and that we had to wait until 3.30 to order an x-ray for what was obviously a broken bone. Both my mother and I were totally beyond exhausted at the end of it and while she was fortunate to have a trolley to lie on, the amount of time it took for a woman of that age to be seen is crazy. There must be some lack of organisation in the place.
|This user's rating:||57%|
Was brought in by ambulance earlier this year with terrible pain in my side. I was left for 16 hours in a wheelchair in severe pain. It was 24 hours before I was seen by a doctor and I spent two nights in A&E before I was transferred to a day clinic to spend the night. I was moved then to another unit for three nights. The staff were thorough and nurses brilliant. Despite the carnage in A&E you were treated in the ward like a patient.
|This user's rating:||56%|
My doctor was amazing doctor. Her medical team were also a lovely bunch of people to deal with. Midwifes also amazing.
|This user's rating:||80%|
I deeply regret attending a particular department in this despicable hospital recently. Unfortunately it was recommended by an consultant that my child needed a procedure which I unfortunately believed. She has had problems since op so it clearly didn't work. She has been left with a number of serious side-effects. She definitely hasn't the sunny disposition she had prior to op. She had regular nightmares in the weeks following op and still nine months later doesn't sleep as well as she did prior to op. Basically she has been sicker in the last nine months than she was in the seven years prior to the op. Needless to say I am absolutely disgusted with this consultant and hospital in general. I later found out that she didn't even meet the criteria for the op. I wonder if he would recommend that his own child undergo such a serious and painful op that would leave her with permanent side-effects. I was informed that it was a fairly straightforward procedure. Needless to say I never ever, ever want to see or hear of this disgraceful hospital agin.I will never ever, ever trust a medical professional again.
|This user's rating:||20%|