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I received a general anaesthetic therefore before leaving the hospital you must eat something. Due to the nature of my procedure (tooth extraction) I was given jelly and Ice cream, banana and yogurt. The yogurt was one week out of date. I did not mention it as I was just coming out of an anaesthetic.
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After reading some reviews here and my own experience, St. James' hospital is absolutely desperate for their times. My husband was referred to the facial unit after having a bad accident. The first day he was told come in at 11.30 and he was not seen to until 3. The second time he was told to come in as his face was so swollen the first time, they couldn't do anything. He arrived at 9am and was not seen until 12. They brought him in and asked him what was he doing here. He told them that he was told to come back and then had to explain what happened in the accident....surely this should have all been in his report. Then they said that he should have had surgery days ago and were giving out that he didn't come in sooner. He told them that he was told to come in this day and did not know that he would need surgery. They told him on a Monday to come in on the Wednesday to do the surgery. They did not tell him anything else. I had to ring (to make plans to take days off work) and they only told me then that he would be overnight. They did not tell him what to expect or what to bring for the few days. They had him fast from Tuesday night. Arrived at the hospital at 7am, got a bed at 12.30 and did not have the surgery until Friday morning. My husband was fasting three full days (except two slices of toast which he was allowed have on Thursday morning) and was not allowed to drink either so was de-hydrated by the time he got home. Did not give him any follow-up care or advice on how to look after him post-op! If I had the choice, I would never go to this hospital again. I understand they are tight staffed. And don't get me wrong, the staff are great but there are some things they really need to focus on that they seem to be lacking! Advising someone on what to expect in their surgery (especially their first ever procedure in a hospital) is not a lot to ask!
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On the recommendation of my GP I had a 24 hour blood pressure monitor fitted at the Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on 31/07/14. I returned the monitor to the hospital on 01/08/14. Despite several telephone calls by my GP's secretary and by myself I have still not been provided with the results to date, 22/10/2014
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I would definitely recommend the Beacon Hospital as it was clean, exceptional staff and explanation of illness was very good. I would definitely without a doubt recommend my Consultant Doctor Shiobhan Weston. For me I found going to hospital to be quite a nerve wrecking ordeal, nobody wants to go to hospital but having a nice, caring doctor with a great personality definitely put me at ease. Upon my discharge everything was explained to me and I would definitely recommend Doctor Weston.
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I was brought in by ambulance with a fractured ankle. I also had an arm injury on the same side. I was extremely immobilised. I was in from Sunday night to Wednesday afternoon but I was only washed on Wednesday morning when I begged to be washed. I thought I would die of sepsis. Nurses had an attitude of complete contempt for the patients, they were obnoxious and unprofessional. I refused post-op morphine and the diphene was upsetting my stomach. I couldn't eat the over-processed crap they thought was food, but they had no particular interest in my upset stomach, just irritation that I had the nerve to require assistance - i.e. I needed nursing help with my physical incapacity to deal with my bodily functions. I would rather kill myself than be dependent on such people. It was like being thrown helpless into the clutches of a gang of very spiteful children.
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I went into Mullingar in the early stages of labour. I was checked once for dilation and they said I was not 3cm to get epidural. As pain progressed I asked them to check me again and they said there's no point, we haven't enough staff to give you an epidural any way. By the time they checked me I was 8-9 cms and they still wouldn't give me an epidural. I was giving birth in a normal ward until 20 mins before I gave birth when they wheeled me in a wheel chair down a corridor screaming with pain in front of everyone, it was just horrific. I had nine hours of excruciating pain and no pain relief, thought I was going to die. When I got back to the ward they told my husband to leave after 20 mins. I was left lying in blood all night, nobody helped me get washed or dressed. I asked a nurse for a bottle in the middle of the night and I waited a half an hour with a crying baby. I dragged myself out to find the nurse. I was bleeding and hardly able to walk, only to find her reading a magazine and she had forgotten, didn't even apologise. ALL I can say is it was a terrible awful experience for something that should be joyful. I will never go back again. Shame on them.
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Excellent service and care. Kind, caring staff, efficient care, doctors great also. Everyone introduced themselves and this is the first step in compassionate care.
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General reluctance/ refusal to discuss details of treatment and options (none identified and no clear explanation why; thus no discussion of risks possible). Did not answer if a risk assessment had been carried out in relation to a specific possible treatment being given. Refused to discuss on the basis it was to technical.
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I came into the Day Ward in November 2013 and again in 2014. I must say I had a completely different experience in 2013 than to my admission this year. In 2013, I met few staff but the small few I met were fantastic!!!M y thanks to the student nurse who took such good care of me. My sincere thanks to Dr Giri, Dr Fernandes, and Linda who I met again later on St.Gerard's Ward. Thank you for being so kind and thank you to Dr Giri and Linda for their comedy show while awaiting Dr Fernandes for a second opinion. (Thanks for not cancelling me.) Together you made me laugh, It is wonderful to see staff getting along so well. My nerves were eased and all questions answered. It helped me feel a lot more comfortable and took my mind off the 'hospital setting'. As of this year, ALL staff were a different group. I met none of the named above and my experience was less than desirable.
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Excellent care - could not have asked for more
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