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Previous patient in X Ray got sick and dry paper towel used to cleanup. No disinfectant used.
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I attended A&E on Friday 26th September. I arrived at 12 noon and left at 2pm. In that time I saw the receptionist on arrival, the triage nurse and a doctor in A&E. I was then referred to the x-ray department, referred back to the doctor for the results and then a nurse put a temporary cast on as my wrist was fractured. In every case the care and attention was outstanding. The whole process took only two hours which I was amazed at especially considering some of the comments left by other patients. I had an outpatient appointment the following day to have the cast replaced and was seen within 10 minutes. Once again the receptionist, doctor and nurse in the Plaster Room were outstanding. I could not fault the staff who were extremely professional and am very grateful for the care I received.
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Nurses on the maternity ward could be nicer to patients. I heard a few nurse with sharp remarks. I asked about a concern they had for my baby and the nurse seemed to think I was out of order asking and gave me a half answer. I heard a lot of patients talking about their manners. While there were still lovely nurses, there was a few that clearly didn't enjoy their jobs. The midwives seemed totally different and were kind and professional and enjoyed their jobs. I wasn't checked until 1am in the morning after having a baby at 6pm. I got sick after labour so couldn't eat but then didn't even get a glass of water until 1am, despite asking four times for a glass.
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I attend regularly and find the experience to be a very useful one. My husband suffered an heart attack in May. The rapid response by the ambulance service, their cool, calming way of dealing with him, speedy transfer to CUH Cardiac Cath Lab, where an on call team including Cardiologist Dr Peter Kearney immediately found the clot and removed it, inserting a stent, was incredible to see. The staffs of Cardiac Intensive Care and the step down unit were outstanding. He was very closely watched and monitored. He then attended a six week course in cardiac rehab. They were all superb, dietician Aoife, nursing and care assistants, porters, housekeeping and catering were polite, friendly and always to hand. A special word of thanks to the incredible EMT crew.
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My experience was having had a procedure at the hospital, I presented to ED having earlier seen the GP on call. I was seen almost immediately but it took so long to actually get a diagnosis of the presenting complaint and when it did come it was completely ridiculous given my presenting complaint. I was discharged promptly following this and was to be seen in outpatients gynae two weeks after. Six weeks later that appointment has never been sent to me. I later presented to a Dublin hospital and was properly diagnosed and treated and am so glad that my medical knowledge afforded me the opportunity to take preventative steps myself to prevent a much more serious event presenting medically for me. If I become unwell I will do everything in my power to avoid OLLH in the future.
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As a relative of a patient who attended this hospital I say beware. You need to camp out in their ward to make sure they are being looked after. The list of mistakes is endless. From being told a scan was nothing to worry about a few months back to now being informed its cancer to poor communication - the list is damning. Be prepared to question the doctors repeatedly. They don't like it but you will realise how little they know. Very little emphasis on nutrition. I could go on and on.
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I was told there was a 15-month waiting list and I was not prepared to wait.
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I was a daily visitor to a patient there. I was very impressed by the standard of hygiene, not a speck of dust and dressing trollies out of view. The staff were very friendly and treated the patient with respect.
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My partner was referred by a GP to the A&E department for treatment in St Vincent's and was refused after waiting 6-8 hours. Two days later, my partner was brought by ambulance to this hospital, thrown on a trolley in a corridor and discharged the next morning without any care whatsoever. The A&E department's primary concern was to free up a trolley and not to treat a serious and life threatening illness. My partner could not even get a glass of water while admitted. The staff are unfriendly and uncaring and the conditions in the A&E department are appalling. Avoid at all costs. St. Vincent's is an utterly appalling reflection of the abysmal healthcare system in this country.
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After spending three hours waiting in the ED department at KGH (to be fair, I was told I would be waiting that long), I was met by a fantastic doctor. I have had a similar procedure done before and it was very painful. This time was a breeze. I was well looked after and once I heard my name called I was home 25 minutes later. I'm very happy with my trip.
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