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Going there with my grandfather was the most upsetting experience of my life. We were waiting outside the rooms and there were not enough chairs, and there were lots of unwell people waiting to see various doctors. The secretary came out and asked an Indian lady (heavily pregnant) to move off her seat, to let a young man sit down ( he didnt appear to be very ill) The Indian lady was clearly upset, although she didn't say anything and moved off the seat. When her husband arrived, she told him, quietly, what had happened and he knocked on the door and asked the secretary why he had moved his wife out of the seat. She shouted at him and called him an 'extremely agressive and rude man'. There were a LOT of witnesses and this man was neither rude nor aggressive.
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i was in St Colemans ward and what can I say about the nurses and household staff and doctor. Beautiful kind people. Cannot thank them enough for their kindness even though I was only there for a day.
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Couldn't see the doctor I was under had to see registrar and he didn't know what he was talking about. Waited 8 mths for app then 1 yr for test then 3 months for results then told u have ic tough luck-live with it-no treatment for me no management of the illness just go away we don't want to see you again.
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Feel free to email me. I would like to go over the care my wife received while delivering our newborn. Very disgusted with royal oak hospital. This whole experience was one of the worst for our family. I would not recommend this hospital for delivery.
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Very poor experience with staff on duty . We experienced a reluctance by staff to provide critical information on tests undertaken, results received and reasons for discharge (despite one of the key blood test results not being available). Repeated efforts by us resulted in minimal information being provided, very reluctantly. One nurse was totally dismissive throughout and even turned away when asked for information. This was particularly difficult as the patient has an intellectual disability and we were totally reliant on staff for information. rnOur experience the previous evening was excellent and I would like to highlight this. The lead nurse on duty on 15/8/14 (pm) was excellent, thoroughly professional and was interested in the patient, his history, his family contact details etc.
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I am a private patient. In January 2014 I was admitted to a private room in Surgical 2 for a planned major abdominal surgery the following day. Surgery went very well , after two days in HDU I was moved , because they needed the bed for a seriously ill patient. I was put in a private room with the \',old fashioned type bed \', not the more modern electrically operated type. Had to to get myself in and out of bed unaided as the two nurses on duty were constantly being distracted by two difficult patients, one of whom constantly screamed and the other was waiting for a transfer to a nursing home , so it was pointless trying to get help. Not their fault. Asked on many occasions for a different bed as I have a recognized spinal problem and found it very difficult not to mention my surgery !!!. On the night before my discharge I got a electronically operated bed. We feel I was treated badly since VHI are being charged E1000 daily for my stay. rnIf we had a second hospital in Donegal , we would at least have a choice.The food is terrible , vegetable soup every day , no choice in the main course and just thrown at you.
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Absolute disaster. I had a suspected blood clot in my leg. I had been with Eastdoc and they sent me to A&E. Reception was good. Nurse when taking blood was bending the needle while talking to another nurse. I had pain in my leg and yet I sat for 6 hours on a chair. Also while waiting on one of the chairs were a few dirty blood stained blue blankets which were there the whole time I was there. Also a drunk who came in was shouting on and off about cigarettes. People are vulnerable when sick, I along with a number of other people where on our own and felt that there should be a security presence. There is a security guard the other side of the reception (where the ambulances come in) why I don\'t know. The area was dirty, smelt of vomit. Terrible hospital
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Well can I say I am still in shock after my stay. The hospital is fantastic, really clean and the food is 5-star hotel quality The consultant a gentleman explained everything so well, did not rush, took his time. The nurses O.M.G I HAVE NEVER SEEN NURSES SO DEDICATED so nice caring so so pleasant everything explained so well. I wasn't given any medication without being told exactly what is was, from drips to simple pain relief. I was so sick from certain medication and was treated promptly, meds changed. The nurse done everything in her power to help me even though I was moaning a lot [ha ha]. I woke at 6 in the morning and the nurse appeared with a cool drink and then with tea and toast. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE CARE BRILLIANT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I will going back shortly for a second knee replacement and am not a bit worried. I know I will be looked after so well.The nurses every one of them have such a caring and pleasant way about them, you just feel at ease and it does help when you are ill. All the staff at the hermitage are so so nice and pleasant. I would highly recommend this hospital to anyone.
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I first attended A&E for a shoulder fracture. I was assigned a surgeon to deal with my injury but since he was in Dublin, I had to return the next day. Everything was about payment. I was admitted for an operation a few days later. I was given very little info about my op beforehand. My nurse was also the porter assigned to bring me to theatre. Aftercare was fine initially but it was downhill from then on.The night nurses were so busy that they could not walk me to the bathroom. Toast arrived for breakfast but nobody offered to help me butter it! A patient who was leaving had a shower and the towel was still in bathroom the next day. I was sent down on my own for X-Ray . I felt weak and tired but had nobody there with me if I collapsed...so much for Health and safety. I was informed then by the radiographer that the wrong instruction was sent (left arm instead of right).. When I got back to ward I had to try to dress myself with the help of a fellow patient before leaving. It was a nightmare experience and I was only suffering a fracture. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS HOSPITAL BY CHOICE.
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I had my three children in the Coombe as a private patient and the care was excellent. The midwife in the labour ward was amazing on my third birth. I also attended the EPU as I had three miscarriages. The care and attention I received was second to none. I would recommend the Coombe to any of my family or friends. Thank you so much.
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