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I cannot do justice to the words I write regarding the care our new baby daughter received in the first six-12 months of her life. She underwent two major cardiac surgeries and the level of care and professionalism shown to us as parents and our daughter as a patient were incredible. Our consultant Colin McMahon we can never thank enough for the then and continuing care we receive, our surgeon Jonathan Guinness and his excellent team, we will be forever grateful not only for the results of the surgery but for the manner in which we were kept informed in advance, throughout and after the surgeries. The aftercare was and still is amazing and I’d like to particularly thank our clinical / surgical appointed nurse Jackie O' Donoghue who went way above and beyond to keep us informed of all procedures and to show kindness and consideration way beyond what was required of her.
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The A&E waiting room is not child friendly for the following reasons: 1. not enough space between seats for buggy to pass without hitting someone's leg. 2. should be a play area/kids books. I know that if a child is sick they may not be able to play but siblings can. 3. not easy to hear if you are sitting furthest away from A&E door
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Terrible hospital. Rude, disrespectful staff.
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Since I got pregnant with my first baby in 2016 I was going to NMH. I can say really good things , but as well really bad things. 1. I was attending antenatal classes with my partner, they were very good for my partner to understand the labor and more about babies. I didn't learn anything new which I couldn't read. 2. In one of the antenatal classes midwife asked everyone who is going to have epidural and who is against it. I said I am against it and she almost attacked me and made me feel not really well. She explained of course why I should have an option of epidural, but the way she explained it was just really not nice. 3. Physiotherapy classes were great! I learned a lot. Especially because I have scoliosis, this was very helpful. Plus the physiotherapist was very nice and explained everything. 4. The appointments in the hospital were good. I did not need to wait too long in the waiting room. And the doctors were nice. 5. At the end of pregnancy I made an appointment for physiotherapy. I was struggling with my back, hips and pelvic floor. I got my appointment just after the birth of my baby. 6. Just before my baby was born I went to hospital with contractions three times in a week and a half. The third time was the lucky one. First few times I stayed in the hospital for few days. And staff were amazing and treated me very nice. 7. Third time I came in to hospital I was finally getting into labour but very slowly. I was in huge amount of pain. But the doctor gave me gas and kept very rudely saying to me that I should relax. Until she actually understood that I'm in too much pain and I was dilated just two cm. So it was not normal. That's when she started to be nice with me.8. I had an emergency c-section and it was really traumatic. When I woke up everyone was really nice. 9. Second day after c-section one of the midwives started to put my baby into my bed to sleep with me, I did not want that and I was terrified of it, but she kept doing it. I think it's because I kept calling them when I needed to feed my baby. So they would take him out of his bed. ( I could not move much and was in a lot of pain). 10. Same midwife was really pushing me about breastfeeding. I wanted to breastfeed, but already third night my nipples cracked very badly and I was asking maybe someone could show me how to express or help me with my nipples. Thats when she become really rude and kept telling me just feed him and basically stop whining and made me feel just horrible about myself. Other midwifes and nurses were very nice. 11. I was not expecting that food would be that nice. It was actually lovely. 12. There was as well a point when I was bleeding (as you do after birth), and I needed someone to help me, and I kept pressing the bell. It took them an hour to come for me when my sheets were bloody and I was almost crying. They said that the bell had not worked, but it kept happening. 13. And the last when discharging me they never even told me what I need to do with my scar, can I lift anything, do I need to clean it etc...? So there is definitely some good things about this hospital. Antenatal care was really good. But straight away after birth (especially after c-section) when you are asking their help, they just don't want to help you. And so many times I was told I will come help you in 5 mins, and they would not show up for half the night.
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A few days ago me, my partner and my baby boy went to Temple Street Hospital, because of an accident at home. The staff were really nice and caring. They constantly were checking on my baby boy and were absolutely amazing with him. As well they were very nice with us. In the morning a lady came in and asked if we would like tea or coffee (which we did not expect). And when she brought some coffee for us she brought toast as well. And with big, genuine smile said that we need it for strength. I'm very pleased with this hospital. It actually looks like the staff loves working there and tries to help you as much as it's possible. Hopefully we won't need to come back but if we would we would always choose Temple Street Hospital. :)
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I was left feeling like an idiot for voicing concern over the wellbeing of my unborn child, as if I was an inconvenience. Overall, I felt the comments made by one of the midwives were flippant, disrespectful, obnoxious and rude. Another member of staff followed me out of the room afterward and told me to pay no attention to her...what kind of service is that?! I left feeling confused, overwhelmed and stressed, with a sense of dread regarding my next appointment. When the time comes, I would rather give birth on the side of the street.
|This user's rating:||39%|
Gave birth to my daughter in 2011 in Kerry General. Almost every nurse seemed fed up with her job. Every midwife that came into the labour room during my 12 hours in there had an air of superiority and disrespect. The one who stayed for the birth was the worst. I signed out a day early. According to their regulations they had to carry my baby to the front door. She was carried like a sack of potatoes under the arm of the nurse in charge. Never again.
|This user's rating:||29%|
I went to the A&E with a broken foot, nurse was lovely. Had scan and the plaster fitted, had to go back twice as was having trouble with cast on both of these occasions I had the same nurse, she was absolutely brilliant. I was a bit teary and she put my mind to rest, she answered questions that they didn't in the fracture clinic in Waterford. All the girls I met in St Luke's were brilliant and I'm grateful to you.
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Very badly run. Am here since in a cubicle three hours so far, no doctor and people leaving without being seen.
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I was in St James's A& E on an incredibly busy night. Between the time I arrived and the time I was actually seen by a doctor, 11 hours had gone by, and this was in the middle of the night. People were very angry at the wait they had and one poor nurse had to deal with all the angry comments from everyone, she had no one there with her. When I did eventually see a doctor she was fantastic, a lovely woman who explained everything to me and spoke to me like I was a human (unlike a lot of doctors in other hospitals!!) I ended up needing a brain CT scan the porter the radiology staff were all great, my overall experience at St James's hospital was a positive one, my only other negative comment to make would be the attitude of the security staff in the A&E who I understand have a difficult job dealing with the people who come into the hospital drunk or drugged but they were making it difficult for the patients and their families to get back in after going outside for fresh air or a smoke, they also stare at everyone making them uncomfortable needlessly.
|This user's rating:||77%|