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Was sent in by D-Doc for head pain, wasn't seen in 10 hours by doctor. No drinks available in A&E as vending machines out of action. I left at 4am without seeing a doctor ,and saw my own doctor the next day. Diagnosed as severe sinus infection. Beaumont sucks.
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Overall very pleased with the care and treatment received in the Beacon Hospital. Everything was as explained.
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The nurses were disorganised. They were sorting loose papers and files on the beds. They lost my file, leaving me without medication and in severe pain for about two hours. They couldn't find my papers until the next day. They cleaned dust during meal times which I think is quite unhygienic. The bathroom was poorly kept. I had no call bell for an entire day. The procedure was never explained, and even now I'm still not entirety sure what they did.
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No complaints about the doctors. But the nurses would continually give just paracetamol when I was due for pain meds and make me wait for 45 minutes 'just in case it would help first'. I had a drain pulling and hanging off my face. It meant I had to ask for pain meds before I was in pain to avoid being left in agony.
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I stayed in the semi-private Lille suite and would definitely do this again. All but one of the midwives were amazing, so helpful and had time for everyone. The one midwife who should reconsider her career choice, we were changing our four day old baby's nappy, only realised in the middle of changing it that we had run out of nappies, asked her for one until we could run to the shop, she refused to help us and said they aren't a shop and don't stock them. Now I understand if we asked constantly that would be taking advantage but we needed one.. Miserable. Thankfully the women I shared my room with helped out and made my stay a very positive experience. Doctors fully explained everything and my C section scar healed perfectly. I had trouble breastfeeding and was helped to express by Bernie who is a lovely, friendly and warm person. Sean is another midwife that is excellent at what he does and I hope both are still there for my next birth.
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Very distressing that the hospital has emergency cases, and patients with walk in, mixed with outpatients (those with appointments). Makes no sense waiting five hours when patient was advised to rest in bed. Wake up HSE.
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Had my 4th baby here at Christmas. As always such a brilliant team of midwives and nurses, they all go out of their way to help you. The cleaning ladies however!!! Need training in manners! Endless gossip about each other openly in a ward and invasive in to your situation. Definitely needs addressing. Due to it being Christmas when I had my baby unfortunately I was sent home the next day, no question about being kept in. I ended up getting an internal infection when I got home, no physio came to see me. I have since been diagnosed with a fractured pelvis as my baby was 11lb delivered naturally. Overall a great experience just rushed home without any check over as it was Christmas. I felt they wanted you gone so the wards would be quiet.
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Received excellent care during the delivery of our first baby, from the labour ward to the post natal ward. Had to be readmitted unwell and again was looked after extremely well in quite a poorly condition. Really positive first birth experience.
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When the nurse escorted another older man and myself to theatre, she walked so fast I could hardly keep up let alone the poor man who was trailing behind. I deliberately slowed down for his sake because the nurse showed no compassion towards him. Arriving in the theatre reception, the nurse had to put blankets into pillowcases for the trolleys as there was a shortage of pillows.
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An absolute disgrace to the Irish Health system! Patients on trolleys all down the corridor of A&E, bursting out the doors into the foyer area and actually holding fire doors open. Sick patients left sitting on the floor. Elderly patients treated like dirt. Witnessed two nurses having a big chat in the corridor, one was called on her phone for something work related, her snappy response was 'I'm far too busy to deal with that at the moment' to which she hung up and then continued her chat about her holiday. Admin staff at reception very abrupt and dismissive. Stood for about 20 minutes at the desk to ask for some water for my father. Person behind the desk didn't even look at me, kept shuffling around bits of paper and opening patient files and closing them, without actually doing anything. Eventually they looked up at me and said 'theres a tap in the toilet' and went back to their folder shuffling. The food I saw in the wards was not fit to give a dog! Eggs and cabbage mostly. And the stench. Would make you sick to smell it let alone eat. Staff seemed to think they were on another higher level to patients and public. Chaos on wards. Staff walking around with no ID badges, they could be anyone. Security very lacking. No privacy in the wards, your full history is given out loud for all to hear. One lady was asked to give her sexual history. Patient got sick and the nurse tut-tutted and didn't call house keeping for an hour! The stench was unbearable. Wasn't allowed open the window and the heat was like a sauna! Very unhealthy. Father went to try shower one day and there was faeces on the floor. What is going on in this hospital? Way too many admin staff, not enough clinical care staff and those that are there don't seem to care. Some of the staff we saw were looking sicker than the patients. In my opinion, this hospital should be avoided like the plague. Place should be shut down and bulldozed!
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