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My Mum was admitted through A&E as an emergency with severe breathing difficulty. She was treated quite well but was sent home after a week of treatment without an explanation or diagnosis of her illness. She was still very unwell and on antibiotics. She collapsed at home four days later and was taken by ambulance to a different hospital where she spent a week in HDU and two weeks on the ward. The treatment was fantastic there and she got a diagnosis and treatment plan.
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My Mum was admitted here as an emergency a few days after being sent home from another Cork hospital. She was very unwell and admitted to HDU where she spent a week and was then moved to a ward for another two weeks. The care she received was second to none. Her illness was explained to us in detail and staff were always willing to explain what was happening. Overall I would recommend this hospital especially for older people who are treated with care and respect unlike other hospitals where they just want them out and treat them as bed blockers.
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My 74-year-old Dad attended A&E on Tuesday at 9.30am and by 10.15am, he was in a cubicle and was being treated. Prof Molloy's team were very attentive to my Dad. He had atrial fibrillation and strep pneumonia and was very poorly. He was only waiting until Wednesday at 2.30 pm to receive an observation bed in the main hospital. He is still in hospital but I just wanted to pass on my words of thanks to the staff in A&E who do an amazing job. The hospital is closed for visitors due to a flu epidemic but he's being well cared for. They are very good in explaining things as he suffers anxiety and worries a lot.
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I had failed surgery in another hospital and was transferred to this horrible hospital for emergency treatment. I was in a number of different units and the team was appalling. The nursing staff - I have never in my life witnessed such inhumane behaviour towards me, same for the caring staff on the ward. I've worked in two hospitals as a professional and I've never witnessed anything like it. I hope no one else has to put up with what I unfortunately did.
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I arrived at the hospital at 3.30 pm. I had to wait until 5pm for a nurse, who asked me why I was there. I was feeling extremely strong pain in my right kidney. The nurse asked me to pee in a pot. I did it straight way. At 10 pm the pain returned and I begged for 30 minutes for a painkiller. At 11pm, another nurse called my name and took some bloods. After that I waited in the waiting room until 3 am. I asked another nurse how long would I have to wait until I got some information about my case. That nurse said that I would have to wait about two hours. I asked the nurse to took the needle out of my arm and just went home! At 4.12am, a doctor left a message in my voicemail worried about the needle that was with no solution. It's inhumane and unfair. But I have one thing that I'm certain of, the invoice will arrive! I'm 100% sure of that. Shame on you Mater Hospital. You have Misericordiae in your name, but you do not even know what this word means. Good luck for everyone that will need this catastrophe.
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Excellent, friendly and professional staff from outpatients telephone answering to security. Made it a pleasure to visit the consultant. Two hours from reception, nurses, doctor, nine injections, bloods and x-ray. Lost my parking ticket, yet the security office provided me with a 1 euro ticket and when I said I was there for two hours, he wished me a Happy New Year! Faultless. Well done staff.
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I had a horrible experience in this hospital in 2013. I was reluctantly admitted upon arrival after my waters broke by one of the nurses - waters were blood stained. She thought it might be better if I went home for a while..... Then I was moved around to every department in the hospital you can imagine - clearly hadn't time to deal with me, and didn't know where to put me. Eventually I was checked after 24 hours and they decided to induce me to speed things up as contractions were not progressing, clearly no-one seemed bothered about waters being blood stained etc... I had no idea what to expect as this was my first pregnancy. I was given the epidural for pain but I was told they 'forgot to give me the first part of it'?? which meant only one side of my body went numb, then they decided to do a 'top up' a while later. Eventually I was fully dilated after being in the hospital for two days at this point. I gave birth to a beautiful little girl who was taken to the side immediately to be cleared of meconium. After a while the midwife (my third one - I was in there so long they kept changing shifts) said to me that we would have to try to deliver the placenta. I laughed and said 'no problem, shouldn't be too hard considering I had just pushed a baby out' - midwife didn't look so optimistic. Placenta wasn't delivering. I could see the panic on midwife's face, they phoned theatre three times for a bed to have placenta removed, but were told each time they would have to wait. Midwife was frantically pacing the room waiting - which did nothing for my nerves! I was losing a lot of blood at this point. Midwife tried to remove it using their hand and the cord snapped off and was lost inside! Eventually after approx 1 hour or more I was wheeled down to theatre, told to sign forms for operation and there were approx 6-8 staff in the room. I was told that I had retained placenta and that they would try to remove it. When they had finished I was told 'they think they got it all' and I was sent back up to recovery before being brought back to my partner and baby. When I was brought up to the ward there were 7-8 others in the ward, beds were on top of each other, I was in a lot of pain, partner was told to go home immediately and come back during visiting hours. To top it off because I said I would be trying to breastfeed, my little girl had been given nothing while I was gone, one midwife basically took the baby from my partner, threw her at me and said she needs feeding and they all left, my partner was ushered out. It may have been a mixture of the pain, the tubes that were coming out of me.... everywhere and general shock etc... but after trying to breastfeed for hours all that night and next day (with absolutely no help - and I did ask - the only help I got was one midwife coming over pulling my nipple and shoving it in to baby's mouth). I asked one of the midwives for formula to settle my baby for a couple of hours, as she was starving at this point. I was told that I was giving up, not trying hard enough etc etc... and made to feel like an awful mother for even asking. I stood my ground and got the formula for baby, who instantly settled now fed, and I cried myself to sleep. Once I could got up and about I noticed my bed was covered in blood from labour and operation etc etc...I asked one of the midwives for a clean sheet as I was going to take a shower and had family coming to see me later that day, and my entire bedding was sapping with blood. She laughed and told me I wasn't in a hotel and wouldn't be getting new sheets - a dog would have been treated better! I could keep going on and on... but I won't.. needless to say I wont be attending this hospital again. I haven't been back since, not even as a visitor. I can't bear to look at the place. I am pregnant again at the moment but obviously attending an alternative maternity hospital. However from my past experience I am now extremely anxious about this pregnancy and labour.
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I was admitted after sustaining serious fractures. The staff nurses were arrogant and mean to patients. I was pulled across a hall on a camode with my fractures hitting the ground to use the toilet. I was never washed in 11 days, just had to wipe myself with a cloth. This hospital has serious issues to address regarding patient care and respect
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Doctors didn't seem to know what was going on, just wanted me gone out of ward. Was supposed to be a private patient but mostly got seen by an intern who was very condescending and informed me of my transfer to a different hospital in the corridor as I was returning from x-ray. Very unprofessional!!!
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I would really recommend this hospital for children. They looked after my son so well. All staff are very experienced and very helpful. Everything was discussed and explained at every stage of surgery. I will strongly recommend to everyone. Very child friendly hospital to any parent.
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