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On arrival for induction we were told there was no beds available and not even a midwife to take care of me. We were then left in a tiny uncomfortable admissions triage room for hours before being told to go home and phone tomorrow to see if they could arrange to admit me. Thankfully my headstrong hubby put his foot down and they managed to find a bed in postnatal unit for me. During the night I began to dilate further and after begging a horrible midwife to take the contractions seriously magically there was space in labour ward. After we transferred there the new midwife put in a cannula and proceeded to get blood all over the sheets, never changing them!! Thankfully we didn't have the displeasure of her company for too long before she was replaced. Midwife no 3 was better but had to be asked to explain certain procedures and to help and comfort me when necessary. After deciding I wanted to take the epidural due to exhaustion I then had to wait what seemed like a never ending task. During the first attempt she inserted it wrong meaning I had to sit still during intense painful contractions for a lot longer than necessary. The midwifes failed to let me know that my son was in foetal distress and our options until I asked - many times I must add. The midwives who helped me actually deliver were brilliant alleviating all my fears and really encouraging me to deliver in the way I had hoped, even with an epi. I pushed for less than 20 mins and even though my darling son had breathing problems they brought over the baby heat unit so that I could be with him and bond - such a sweet thought. Postnatal was a different kettle of fish, filthy, noisy and with terrible food for those with special diets. In the end I relied on the snacks I had brought and had my husband bring me whatever else I needed. Couldn't wait to get out!!
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Worst hospital I have ever seen. The doctor changed the sequence of seeing the patients as he wished.
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Unacceptable wait time for CT. Very dissatisfied overall. Parking availability and cost is outrageous.
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I can not thank the staff enough for the amazing care I received.
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My father was rushed into A&E with an anurysm - the staff were so kind to me and looked after my father so well until he was sent to another hospital. Sadly my father passed away, they really tried as hard as they could to save his life and I really appreciated their kindness.
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No discharge advice, GP letter or prescription...never got a confirmed diagnosis or advice on management of symptoms that I still continue to have that are debilitating. I was told they will see me in 6 weeks but what am I to do in the interim? Am really shocked at this level and standard of care. No doctor there to discharge me so junior nurse told me to go. When I asked about medication, management, what to do and not to do and confirmation of my diagnosis, she said she only knew to tell me I could go and will be seen in 6 weeks!!!. Was mentioned that I needed steroids to control my symptoms yet let go home with nothing. Really feel I have slipped through the hoops here and will be worse off healthwise if I don't seek further medical care. This is substandard care and not sure where the system failed but its very worrying.
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Planned procedure. Extremely professional from beginning to end. Felt very well cared for. Will be back for sure in the future if needs be. Very clean and friendly facility.
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I ended up in St Luke's due to pain after previous operation. The doctor I saw was so rude They asked me who sent me there at 11pm and said that I shouldn't have came and that in future to come during the day. How can anyone control their pain? I didn't go there because I had nothing better to do, I was in a lot of pain and was told to come back the next day. The doctor's manners were unreal, the way they spoke to me. I'm sorry I didn't say something. I'm so upset and still in pain. It's not my fault my pain came at an inconvenient time for this doctor. I'm only sorry I didn't get their name but it will be on my file. Overall I wouldn't send a dog to that doctor, I'm still so upset.
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Shocking care for the elderly out there, neglected and left to suffer. Tests not carried out to rule out/discover illnesses on relative - he was left suffering in a ward where people around were also neglected. Not certain of a diagnosis leaving the family in confusion and torment. Shocking and disgraceful out there. Many of my relatives have had to deal with this hospital and the care and diagnosis was just shocking. I understand nurses are under pressure but being rude and acting like the patient/their family is a nuisance is just not on. Corridors are very clustered, extremely poor in comparison to other hospitals. Hope to have to NO dealings with this hospitals myself in the future.
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The food that was served to my daughter, minced chicken, spuds and a gravy of some sort, I wouldn't serve it to my dog, it was awful!! My child went In healthy (was admitted for ongoing tests ) and starting vomiting and left with a cold!! The doctor that was trying to take bloods couldn't get it from one arm than had to use both her feet - that doctor was not child friendly !! The care was a disgrace !! There was no tea / coffee room for parents on the ward, like other hospitals I've been to. Instead for me to get anything I had to go up and down an unreal amount of stairs and as I was on my own as I'm from the country I was unable to eat for the 3 days he was there !! The sleeping condition was a mattress on the floor - a prisoner would sleep better, 2 cots, 2 parents, 2 chairs, in a small room - terrible conditions!! I would much rather anywhere else only I can't get a new hospital unless I'm transferred - If anyone knows how please let me know!! I spent most of my time crying while here thank god my daughter is only 2 an a half and will soon forget!! I cry at thoughts of returning for our next admission!!
|This user's rating:||32%|