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Doctors and nurses were professional and kind in a very difficult work environment. Department overcrowded and very busy but staff treated all patients with dignity and kindness and a cheerful word.
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I cannot put into words how my child was treated in Crumlin last week. No wheelchair bathroom where she could wash herself. She was put into a ward you could not get the wheelchair up beside. When she collapsed, she was put back into bed and me and another parent were left to deal with her in pain. Came home on Thursday but no doctors checked her since Tuesday. Will never go near this hospital again.
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Very rude nurse. I was very ill after an accident and she treated me with distain and like I was wasting her time. I was then seen after hours and hours of waiting by a doctor who was not friendly, barely examined me, did not care that I was very nauseated and in a great deal of pain. They sent me for x-rays, but did not offer an MRI, which is what I really needed. I was sent home by the same doctor who handed me a sheet of paper on head injuries and told to take paracetamol. I ended up enduring months of pain afterwards, with no idea what was wrong with me. After six months I eventually saw a doctor who diagnosed me with a jaw injury - he helped with joint injections and splints. I eventually got the help I should have got in the beginning from this dismissive doctor. I will never deal with Tullamore Hospital again because of this doctor. Very upset by the whole experience.
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Words cannot express my thanks and appreciation to these wonderful people who made my journey as uneventful as possible, yet provided the care, advice and support as required, and ultimately getting me past the post with positive advice and reinforcement. Thank you, Mary Molloy.
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Just awful. I went in with a severe asthma attack at 4am in the morning. A woman messed up injections. She had injected me I don't actually know what went into my arm when she should have taken my bloods beforehand. Then a different woman had to come in to then inject my other arm to take my bloods, the woman didn't speak to me once. All I needed was to be on a nebuliser but they took hours to even come back to me. My back was hurting from struggling to breathe for so long. I brought myself to walk out of the room so they would notice that I was still there because I thought they had forgotten about me. A woman finally gave me a nebuliser and then the doctor came and seen me with other people. My god the disrespect he showed me, I will never live it down. I suffer from depression, anxiety and memory loss and I couldn't remember the name of my inhaler and he made awful comments about me to his people right in front of me, laughing, saying 'I've never met anything like it'. He brought me to tears. All I needed was one more nebuliser but the doctor said to wait and he will see me at 1pm!! I said there's no need, I need to get home because I'm not from around here and I'm at a friends house. I waited and waited from about 8am to 1pm with no-one even knowing I was there every now and then I had to leave the room for someone else to use it. It finally came to 1pm and there was no sign of the doctor. I then went up and said 'hello, the doctor is meant to be seeing me at 1pm' and the woman just said 'wait'. It was coming to 2pm and still no sign of the doctor. I just sat outside the room at this point fed up. A few nurses came and said 'are you still here, I'll go get the doctor'. Then finally a man just told me to go, I still never saw the doctor.
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Staff and care were above and beyond what I expected for any hospital, especially in cardiology.
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MY grateful thanks to all the staff. I could not have had better treatment anywhere. I had the best treatment any hospital could offer. I am full of admiration for the staff and doctors involved in my care. I have a new understanding of how dedicated and hard working nurses and staff are, and all with good grace and respect for patients.
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Had top-class treatment by all staff. I am grateful for the care given by all.
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My son had surgery here on Tuesday and the care he was given was outstanding. Everybody we met in the hospital went out of their way to make him feel comfortable. Doctors, nurses, catering staff, cleaners, porters, admin staff - all doing a great job. Very well run hospital.
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My daughter had an accident and hurt her foot badly. We went to A&E at 6pm and she had an x-ray. We were left waiting five hours in A&E on a Friday evening to be seen by a doctor. It was exceptionally busy and they rushed the stitching that was required. By this stage my daughter was so distressed another doctor came in to see what was going on and it was her who helped calm my daughter down with me. We went to our GP as advised a week later and the wound was ulcerated as it was not cleaned properly in A&E. I appreciate that our hospitals are under-staffed and overcrowded but its unacceptable for a wound to not be cleaned correctly and for the staff to be so busy that it took five hours to receive stitches.
|This user's rating:||51%|