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Visited the fracture clinic twice in the last 2 months. Super quick service, no hours of waiting around. Polite efficient staff. Well done to all
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Waited 10 months for gastroscopy, have still not received a follow up eight months later. Was told to come in fasting at 12pm, wasn't seen until 4pm, could not even drink a small sip of water. Doctor was very abrupt and did not answer my questions regarding my diagnosis.
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I have lost count of the times I have visited Waterford hospital. The care is up there with the best. Dr Owens in this case was professional and approachable and is obviously held in the highest respect by his team. Every member of staff I came in contact with from admissions to porters, cleaning staff, catering staff, and of course the brilliant nurses and medical teams, were all pleasant kind and professional. No one likes going to hospital, but Waterford deserves the gold star.
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Upon entering this hospital through A&E, my mother was, in reasonable time, in a single bed ward. The diagnosis was quickly reached as pneumonia. After being put on intravenous antibiotics and fluids her first night passed without problems. When I visited the next morning mum was sitting up in bed looking much better and, according to her, feeling better too. Aroung 11am another doctor changed my mothers antibiotics. This alarmed me as she showed such improvement on the first antibiotic she was given. Not being a clinician I felt unwilling to interfere. The next morning I received a very distraught phone call from my mother. She had an old back surgery that was now, at her age in her 80s, causing pain when moved in the wrong way. The nurses had been pulling her about hurting her and ignoring her complaints.By the time I arrived she was very distressed, citing being left on a commode for 45 minutes, all of her normal prescription meds were changed either in substance or dosage intervals. she was in no condition to demand anything and as a result didn't receive her GP prescribed meds at all until I pointed it out. The next day it was changed from 3/day back to on demand, despite my protestations. My mother become more and more ill, from having walked into the hospital on her own feet she was now unable to walk. I have not the space here to list all of the terrible abuses (cursing, threatening, ignoring for long periods and general shoddy work practices with toilets left uncleaned, bed linen unchanged for many days at a time.) Her commode had stains on the bottom of the pan and one of the wheels was broken. Three nurses were unable to put a nappy on her where I got it done in 30 seconds. Only a few members of staff treated her with respect. Daily she was asked by physiotherapists to walk up and down when she couldn't even sit up in bed, and considering that no attention was being paid to her previous back injury, it is no surprise that trust became an issue. I am her son and my mother was so distressed by her circumstances the recovery seemed impossible, she was becoming more and more ill. On the third night i began to sleep in a chair to give her the nursing and care that was so badly lacking. I could, as I have said, go on and on. Suffice to say after a month I hired a wheelchair and took her home with a prescription for antibiotics from the hospital. Shortly after arriving home she began to improve. and now several months later she is much better and pneumonia free, but the effects of her ordeal which I can't do justice to here, have made its mark and I fear this is as good as she will get. All of this for the tidy sum of twenty thousand euros. I know people who have had surgery in the Beacon and have good things to say. My mothers experience has left her unwilling to go to any hospital and certainly not the Beacon.
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I was treated with utmost respect by everyone. I tried to look for gaps from the care, communication, or facility but I failed!
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I was told my son did not need any tests, that it was a viral infection and not to worry about the previously prescribed antibiotic or that his temperature was still high. Had to return 36 hrs later, bloods and X-ray proved he had atypical pneumonia.
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My daughter attended Clane for her procedure recently. I cannot praise this hospital enough from the spotless rooms to the nursing care, both on the ward and when she went to theatre. Free parking was also a bonus as I didn't have to worry about parking tickets etc...
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I would never go into this hospital again. The nurses are a very rude and don't care. When I contracted a vomiting bug, instead or treating me, they couldn't get me out the door fast enough. I cannot believe that place is called a hospital.
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No one wants to be in hospital but if you must go in l trust the doctors who have treated me in Tallaght hospital and the nurses. I am very grateful to ALL the medical stall who have helped and looked after me the past five years. They are kind, listen to me and treat me with dignity and respect. As one gets older l am not as brave as l was when l was younger. These very caring professionals deserve medals each and every one of them. 😊 Thank you so much.
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Rude racist nurses, different treatment for local accent patients.
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