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A midwife named Dawn stood out in her treatment of me during my first miscarriage. A lovely midwife named Mary was also helpful. However, I found that not all the staff were that considerate or understanding or supportive during a very upsetting and difficult time.
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I am lactose intolerant and specified this to the kitchen staff and nurse. However I feel my requirements were ignored and I was given a meal which made me feel very unwell. I was awake for hours with cramps and diarrhoea which negatively affected the test I was admitted for. I was in the hospital for nearly 24 hours and ready to go home when a junior doctor arrived to 'admit me'. They had been very busy I was informed!
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The day we arrived the lift was broken. The receptionist was extremely unhelpful and dismissive.She couldn't give 30 secs to direct me to take my mother to the rear entrance, instead my mother had to climb up the long flight of stairs in front of the hospital even though she has mobility issues. We were then given extremely poor directions to the endoscopy suite. We got lost because we weren't told we would have to go upstairs. Once again my mother had to struggle up the stairs.
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This hospital is very poorly run. Waiting times are disgraceful and need to be brought to the publics attention more. Staff in A&E are not one bit friendly.
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I underwent a colonoscopy without adequate sedation. It was a horrific ordeal.
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Overall attitude of the staff in A&E was appalling
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As I hadn't received a phone call from admissions confirming my procedure time and date, (I queried a pre-assessment nurse when she phoned and found out my details from her!),they never informed me that my €50 excess was payable on the day of my procedure. When I was giving the lady in the consulting room my insurance details, she asked for the €50 to which I responded that I didn't have it on me - as usual instructions from hospitals are to leave all valuables, money etc... at home. She said I would have been informed of this payment by the admissions dept in Barringtons - when I told her that I had never received a call from them, she ignored this comment and said it was payable or I wouldn't be able to receive my procedure that same day. As I was fasting, had taken the day off work and arranged childcare and transport in and out of hospital, I obviously didn't want to postpone my treatment. I phoned my husband who gave me his debit card details and payment was processed. I, however, felt very aggrieved to be treated in such a shoddy manner as it was the hospital's fault that had caused this in the first place, not mine. I feel allowances should have been made to pay this money over the phone by me in a few days, not demanding payment and if none received, to be turfed out. It left a rather sour taste in my mouth which was a pity as all nursing staff and doctors I met were excellent. Admin staff need to buck themselves up a bit, in my opinion....or at any rate, the person from admissions who failed to phone me and the person I met in the consulting room that day with the poor manners. Such staff give an unprofessional impression to a great hospital.
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Was anxious about procedure but was well assured and informed by all staff especially the surgeon
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I was with my aunt when she went to this hospital. We met one nurse who was rude, ignorant and was rough with elderly patients. She could be heard shouting at old people. Where is hospital management? Are they blind?
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I attended this hospital recently with a sore leg. I was seen and assessed quickly by a nurse in a tiny room - it was really small, I don't know how she could assess a patient properly in there. I was seen by a very pleasant doctor, who organised an x-ray for me and a porter brought me there in a wheelchair - he was good craic. Around a half hour later the doctor spoke with me and told me my x-ray was clear and I was experiencing muscular pain. They gave me a prescription for painkillers and gave me a leaflet about my type of injury. The nurse put on some tubigrip and took the time to go through the leaflet with me. While I was there an obviously drunk man became abusive towards a nurse, I've read about this sort of behaviour in the papers but to see it in real life was another thing altogether. The way he spoke to this nurse was terrible! I don't think he left any swear word out! All in all the staff in A&E were great - keep up the good work.
|This user's rating:||88%|