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A&E was like a 3rd world experience. Left on a trolley for three days. I was treated for sepsis and during the treatment a nurse/doctor(?) administered something which I had a severe reaction to and had to be rushed off the A&E with a lot of worried faces around me. I have tried in vain to find out what this person gave me but to this day have no idea. I felt like I was having a heart attack. I would like to confront this person myself and may still do yet as my GP, the medical doctor, the ward nurse and a consultant in the hospital can not get any answers. They say the person never logged what was given other than the medication I had no reaction to. I most certainly will never set foot in this hospital again for any complaint regardless. The staff on the ward and certain staff in A&E were great along with the meal staff and cleaning staff, pity the other few can have such a negative impact.
|This user's rating:||55%|
Amazing hospital, wish I never had to leave, so friendly and homely, didn't mind being in hospital only if it was that one.
|This user's rating:||90%|
Have been waiting on what the doctor said would be emergency gallbladder surgery. No yellow slip was put in my file so therefore I am not on waiting list. Now waiting for them to find the yellow slip. I am in intense pain and have attacks every day. No life and nobody in that hospital cares .
|This user's rating:||26%|
Reception staff often look bored and are unhelpful. Lack of wheelchairs constantly. Unsupervised children in wards and corridors. Hand disinfectant machines beside lifts in reception often empty. Trash left in lifts and hygiene posters only in one of the lifts. Standard of food is appalling unless you like a diet of curries, chips, rubbery omlettes, rock hard fries, no fruit - and a salad or one sandwich only available on Sunday evenings whatever the weather. Without proper nutrition the battle for positive outcomes is impossible. Wards do not have any provision of headphones re television. This ensures a scenario of constant noise which many seriously ill patients have to endure. On Bank Holidays all screenings and scans etc unavailable except for emergency admissions. The facilities are there but staff are not. What a way to run any facility costing millions to upkeep.
|This user's rating:||48%|
Having a chronic illness unfortunately I must attend the hospital regularly. The atmosphere has changed dramatically. Nursing staff are extremely over-stretched and stressed. The so called 'restaurant' only serves tea, no food!
|This user's rating:||56%|
Gave birth to my daughter in the Coombe in September. Didn't meet one doctor until I went past my due date as I was looked after by the midwives. Loved every minute of my dealings with them. Admin staff were always friendly and efficient, waiting times were never too delayed despite the volume of people to be seen yet at the same time I never felt rushed. I had expressed am interest in a water birth and received great encouragement, my baby was the 6th born by water in the Coombe but the midwives seemed so experienced I never once felt nervous throughout. All staff I encountered from care assistants to students to catering were so friendly. Yes some next facilities are dated but the staff do their very best with what they have and I don't feel my treatment or that of my daughters was at all compromised by that. I would (and have) highly recommended the midwife-led team and the birthing pool to anyone and will definitely return to the Coombe on my next baby.
|This user's rating:||95%|
i would choose to take any of my children back to St Luke's. My son was very ill and was in for 12 days in total. He was a mystery to everyone until after a week his appendix burst and he had surgery. Everyone from reception staff to housekeeping were helpful and the team of nurses there are fantastic.
|This user's rating:||93%|
Everybody is doing their best and working extremely hard. I would have no hesitation to come here again. I completely trusted my consultant, Miriam Doyle, and I will be going with her again. Keep up the good work!
|This user's rating:||94%|
Based on the cleaniness, level of care provided, treatment of a terminal patient and the attitude of the consultants, doctors and nursing staff I firmly believe that Beaumont Hospital should be razed to the ground. Never have I witnessed such lack of care or willful neglect, or met such rude, uncaring and incompetent people.
|This user's rating:||23%|
Very clean. Doctors and nurses seemed overworked at times and under pressure.
|This user's rating:||95%|