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The assessment unit was untidy looking. I opened a household rubbish bin to dispose of a coffee cup to find a patient's ECG clearly visible!!!!!. (I have a photo to prove it.) On asking a member of staff wearing a navy uniform if he could help me, he stopped, I noticed he did not have a name badge on so I could not identify if he was nursing staff or cleaning staff etc... I pointedly looked where his name badge should have been and explained that I needed some info regarding my mum and wondered if he was able to help. I asked who he was. My answer....A PERSON!!!! I thanked him and said it was ok, never mind, he just walked away!!!! I quickly found a staff nurse (badge in place) and asked who he was, the unit manager!!! Very poor leadership skills shown. There was a sink in the cubicle however it was not used by any staff member for the eight hours we were there!!!! Scary. The doctor was very helpful and informative on discharge. On leaving hospital there was a staff member (in uniform) smoking beside OPD exit, inside the no smoking zone!!
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My mother had an excellent experience under her doctors, but most importantly the diabetes and medical nurses who were very professional. The after care received by the diabetic nurses since my mother left hospital, particularly with assisting my father through telephone supports, has been first class and of great benefit to him. Overall the experience has been excellent.
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Hope my father never has to attend this hospital ever again. Was literally accused of being a pain med junkie when he actually had a herniated disk and couldn't walk with the pain. My own mother had to shower the man. No nurse available. Medical chart with his name on it with the wrong address, wrong date of birth on it, this was swiftly snapped off my mother when she pointed it out to the nurse. Thankfully he has health insurance to be able to transfer to Dublin. Absolute joke of a hospital, imagine if he didn't have health insurance. I will also be submitting a formal complaint.
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I was advised to attend the hospital for iron transfusions in late pregnancy. Each time I attended I was left waiting for seven hours in the reception area outside the admissions unit before the actual transfusion started. Women who had lost babies were left sitting at reception crying in full view of patients and visitors. Nobody offered any of us a cup of tea or water all day and no updates were offered on waiting times. As a nurse myself I understand time and resources are limited but I feel facilities are completely outdated and inappropriate for heavily pregnant women and those receiving bad news. Also after receiving a transfusion I was not monitored for reactions to the drug and staff didn't listen to my baby's heartbeat. I find this hospital really scary and seriously understaffed.
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I was treated very well and could not have expected better care.
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We hear so much of poor care in hospitals and not enough about the excellent care we receive like in the Cork South Infirmary. Overall from the orthopaedic pre-assessment to the final discharge was just an experience to behold. It certainly made my hospital admission easier as I was in the the care of professional, caring and dedicated staff. They have the package down to a fine art for sure. I sincerely thank all involved.
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I had a good experience. Came as an emergency appendicitis case with sepsis, got immediate treatment. Waiting time in A&E was less than 10 minutes, but I was close to collapse, so there wasn't much alternative really. I had two doctors and a couple of nurses look after me in A&E. I had blood results extremely quickly and was sent for a scan within two hours. I had the operation the following day, although I had to wait all day due to OP shortage. I was on a lovely ward (ward 5) and everyone was really lovely. Especially the nurses from the Philippines! A couple of the care assistants could do with being a bit more attentive, some of them were a bit sloppy or forgot when you asked them for something. The surgery went well and the consultant and registrar came to see me every day. I also had physiotherapists come see me for exercising my lungs, however, it would have been helpful if they had explained the effects of anaesthetic on my lungs better. I didn't fully grasp the problem and it would have probably got better faster if I had. I also never quite got an answer on how long the lung issues would take. In the end it took about a week after going home. Overall I was in there for 10 days, the food was lovely, the catering staff are fab. The room was bright and big. I've had a follow up visit since, with little waiting time. I would definitely chose this hospital again.
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I recently attended the radiology dept for a CT scan. Unsure if it was a radiographer or porter that looked after me. The person who attended me did not wear a hospital tunic but a t-shirt with no name tag attached. Procedure was not explained to me and the attendant was continually conversing with their colleagues at the back of the room about sporting events the previous weekend. Very unprofessional.
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I had my two babies in the Coombe in 2012. I was well looked after as I was semi private and a diabetic on insulin. On my second baby in 2014 I was public and diabetic on diet. The diabetic clinic is like a cattle mart, be prepared to wait in that clinic for the day to see a doctor. On admission for induction I was put into a ward which could only be described like something out of a concentration camp, lots of woman all in labour. I was in full labour surrounded by woman who were not, in a normal ward for hours and I was only transferred to delivery rooms when baby went into distress. The whole thing was a disaster from the beginning when my file was mixed up with someone else's!
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I was over 14 hours in A&E in Tallaght - arrived with a GP letter at 1:00pm, but it was after 6pm before I saw a Triage nurse. I was seen by a doctor at midnight and left at 4:30am. Never again. No information as to wait time, nurse was rude to people asking when they would be seen, no food or drinks offered to elderly waiting 12 hours, very uncomfortable seating for such a long wait. Avoid unless absolutely necessary.
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