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I am amazed at how wonderful this hospital is, I've been in quite a few hospitals as patient and visitor and have never encountered such a well run hospital with cheerful, helpful staff. The hospital itself is in a beautiful location - surrounded by trees and with a view of the sea in winter. I really cannot recommend it highly enough.
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I was really impressed by the treatment I received from all the staff, from triage staff, doctors, nurses , consultants including hospital porters etc... I would have no hesitation going back for more treatment in this hospital.
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Patient needed a scan and was told he must stay the night otherwise he could be waiting six months, so a bed was occupied that could have been put to better use. He got a bed at 4.30am, did another patient need it? On the night in question, the dept was quiet as it was mid week. Can I ask why a surgical referral can not go to a surgical ward, likewise medical and paeds. Can you explain why a patient receiving chemotherapy in the hospital and advised by phone to come in with a high temp should be left sitting in A&E with other ill patients, from 11pm until 4.30am before getting a bed?
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is 100 minutes of waiting room time beyond the appointment scheduled time considered acceptable for a private consultant OB-GYN? Not impressed at all.
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There was a very angry doctor in charge of A&E through which my special needs sister was admitted. The doctor was dismissive and spoke angrily to staff that brought him 'medical' patients rather than 'surgical'. My sister was in considerable distress and I was astonished when she was discharged so quickly. Her condition did not improve and she was brought to Cork Mercy Hospital a fortnight later. The attitude of Senior Consultants there could not have been more different! They treated my sister like a human being deserving of dignity. The nursing staff and junior doctors in Mallow were kind and caring, but were operating under a very hostile environment!
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Very happy with the service in April 2014. The staff got to know the situation and my baby was delivered just on time (emergency c-section). Plenty of time to recover. Lovely experience.
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I was referred to see a doctor about an injury I had for months. I thought by seeing him he could pin point the problem, but I was wrong. When I first saw him he asked me to do a few simple exercises in the room. I wasn't in the room 10 mins and he diagnosed me with a condition despite no scan being done. He made appointment for me to have three injections the following week which cost 500 euro and wore off after seven weeks. It turned out I never even had the condition he diagnosed in the first place!!!!! I rescheduled to see another doctor in a different facility and he had me back playing football in six weeks.
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This hospital is dangerously under staffed and a building that is not fit for purpose. As a first time mother I could not believe the chaos. It's really pot luck who is on duty when you go into labour and how busy the labour ward is. They can barely cope with the amount of people coming through. It's horrific to think of the risks women and their babies are being exposed to due to lack of staff and a system where it's those who shout loudest get dealt with first. There was one nurse on duty to cope with a full ward of women and babies many who had complications. I can only describe my experience as traumatic and frightening especially when there isn't anywhere else you can go to.
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The food in the Mater hospital is terrible. Dry fast food is what people call it. It's terrible that sick people have to eat this kind of re-heated food. I wouldn't give this food to my dog, never mind eat it myself.
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