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Below are the general comments about Tallaght Hospital as posted by people who have completed the online survey.
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Warfarin blood tests - waiting hours for a single blood test after registering, this is ridiculous. Why can't you get an appointment like the GP system?
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Having waited 9 hours (sitting on a chair) in A&E with my very ill mother, we finally saw a doctor who admitted her because she needed an emergency operation. Turned out to be cancer. Operation seemed to be successful, chemo treatment followed. My mother became very ill after 3rd dose of chemo. This is my main complaint, we were directed from oncology clinic back to A&E where we waited hours. She was so ill but they put her on a trolley by double swinging doors. We were there for about 12 hours. She couldn't have any medication as she was under oncology dept. When I contacted oncology to say we were still in A&E 19 hrs later, she was transferred to a ward with six empty beds. She sadly died later.
|This user's rating:||87%|
My child was fasting from 6.30am, we were in the hospital for 11.00am and he was not brought down for surgery until 1.30pm, far too long for a 2-year-old to be left waiting.
|This user's rating:||58%|
Eight hours wihout being seen to. Absolutely disgraceful.
|This user's rating:||31%|
I found the lack of interest displayed by doctors in the diabetic unit and elsewhere extremely disturbing. I got the impression that most of them were just marking time. After 14/15 years I have seen the level of care by the doctors in the diabetic unit going down by at least 70%.
|This user's rating:||50%|
I will make my comment very brief. My experience in outpatients was appalling as usual. I waited over 2.5 hours in the relevant department for my appointment. I approached the nurse who was extremely rude and ignorant and behaved very unprofessional. It's an absolute disgrace that an individual of this nature is allowed to work in the public sector.
|This user's rating:||21%|
As an inpatient, I got an urgent referral to a rheumatologist in June 2009. I am still on a waiting list to get an appointment!
|This user's rating:||35%|
All the staff on Ormsby Ward were fantastic to deal with from porters and especially the nurses who are excellent at their jobs and provide top care to all patients. Special thanks to Orla for the free waxing as she put it. :-)
|This user's rating:||96%|
I had carpal tunnel release surgery two weeks ago on my return to the clinic to get my stitches removed I was informed that I would be taken to Occupational Therapy to get a splint fitted. However when the nurse left me in the waiting area a member of staff came out and informed me that the therapist would see me but not immediately she took my phone number and said I would get a phone call and that I might be seen on Friday which is three days later i don't know how this will affect my recovery but it is not very satisfactory especially as I was referred to this last year by a doctor in rheumatology at the same time I was referred for surgery and I have still not got an appointment from that referral.
|This user's rating:||93%|
Thank you to all clerical ,nurses and Dr Ryan and her team. I have to say from start to finish I was met by professional and very kind staff and they are certainly a credit to you organisation.
|This user's rating:||97%|
Male ward toilets were so bad they made me feel sick. There was no way I was having a shower on the ward. No soap in the dispenser throughout my stay, I felt so dirty. Food on the ward was so bad, it was only luke warm and tasteless. I have never seen food look so bad. I lived on sandwichs from the shop. The food in canteen wasn't much beter. I don't know how very long-term patients don't die of hunger, it is that bad.
|This user's rating:||37%|
The patient concerned was very pleased with the level of care he received from Dr. Ronan Collins in the Age-related Dept, and also from Deborah, who called to his home at a later date to assess him - a brilliant service provision. However, he tried in vain to get an hospital appointment over Christmas, after suffering some symptoms for several weeks. Despite specifically requesting a check-up appointment and sending off a GP's letter, he heard nothing for two further weeks. After a relative made an enquiry, he was told that he might be assessed, but that week, but came and went without him hearing anything. The following week, he was assessed and is now awaiting an appointment. I feel that GPs are barriers to getting medical check-ups, as they tend to hand out a lot of medications instead. Also, old folks who apply for appointments should have their letters replied to immediately, whether or not there is any chance of being seen to. If my relative didn't have someone to call the hospital for him, he would still be waiting. Finally, I think that every old person should have a medical assessment once a year, whether they need to or not. This would save the state a great deal of money in care. I would like to see plenty of water and good food available to patients, and an aquarium would be a better relaxant than Sky News on the TV in the A and E Dept. Thank you.
|This user's rating:||65%|
Overall I was as happy as one can be in hospital with the treatment I received.
|This user's rating:||70%|
Showers in the wards are filthy, not cleaned often enough - better to stay dirty than use them. Some staff are more interested in taking patients for a smoke than helping a guy with his meals. The grounds are full of smoke butts, filthy and this dump is called a hospital.
|This user's rating:||34%|
Quick and easy access to the the paediatrics department due to an emergency respiratory situation. First time in hospital with a child (aged 3) proved smooth and very comfortable. Staff were friendly, helpful and very patient/considerate concerning the child's needs. An overall very positive visit to a paediatrics ED.
|This user's rating:||88%|
Disappointed in general with attitude of dieticians
|This user's rating:||44%|
I also met a large number of doctors, those that come to mind - Prof. Conlon, Prof Ridgeway,Prof. McNamara, Patricia Cronin, Ailish and Damian Caulfield, also Ronan and Mark with the Pilcam - modern technology rocks - Folks, thanks for keeping me sane! You do a fantastic job.
|This user's rating:||96%|
In general my experieance in Tallaght Hospital was very positive. It's getting in which is the big problem.
|This user's rating:||83%|
If the hospital insisted on an acceptable written and spoken standard of English, it would go some way to improving patient care.
|This user's rating:||30%|
Senior staff have total lack of interest in one's welfare.
|This user's rating:||36%|
I was sent to A&E by my GP with an inner ear infection.It had on my GP's letter as well as my hospital file that I'm allergic to pencillin,I also advised the doctor of this. I was prescribed an antibiotic by the doctor that had pencillin in it and ended up in Resus the following night due to an allergic reaction. If the Doctor read my notes or even listened to me that would never of happened but I was told by a nurse ''doctors are human and make mistakes'' I will never trust any doctor again
|This user's rating:||32%|
Excellent Hospital, once admitted. Its a pity that since opening in the late 90's it has been too often in the news for all the wrong reasons, primarily due to inadequate funding from HSE/DOHC.
|This user's rating:||89%|
Staff were not very personal and felt cold towards me on the ward, the food was the worst I have ever experienced in my life and that is an understatement, doctors and theatre staff were however outstanding an made me feel very comfortable. Staff in the kids ward were also very good when I attended with my child
|This user's rating:||40%|
Good hospital just too many patients, standing on the main concourse is like standing in Grafton St on Saturday afternoon, you wonder where all these people come from?
|This user's rating:||79%|
13 hours in A+E with severe chest pain, to be told after numerous blood tests that were done because the lab "kept losing them " and then receiving wrong results and telling me I had a blood clotting disorder, I was told my pain was muscular, I was discharged with no pain relief !!!
|This user's rating:||57%|
I am a long-term patient and I find the hospital staff are very professional towards me but I am a part of the system but I believe to get into the system is very difficult.
|This user's rating:||87%|
Thank you for giving me my life back xxx.
|This user's rating:||98%|
Dr.Niall Breslin,whose dedication,professionalism,and skill continues to help my wife manage the many complications of her liver disease,and to his wonderful staff for all the advice and care they give.Thank you. All the staff of tallaght hospital from a&e to the nursing staff in the wards,theatre staff and aftercare,all doctors and nurses who put so much into their professions,Thank you.
|This user's rating:||91%|
There appears at this time,June, 1012, to be a serious outbreak of a new superbug in Tallaght Hospital. The patient for whom I completed this survey contacted this new superbug during a surgical procedure and is in danger of death right now. In my opinion people are safer at home than in this hospital.
|This user's rating:||20%|
It is very crowded and people with very serious injuries are left waiting in A&E for over 8 hours- the A&E department is a disgrace and something really has to be done about it.
|This user's rating:||44%|