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One of the best hospitals I've been to. Overstretched like so many of our public hospitals. I for one would be happy to return. Thank you to all the outpatients staff for their ongoing help.
|This user's rating:||90%|
As public hospitals go, this is by far one of the best. Clean, bright, excellent staff. The car parking should be free, having to pay is a disgrace, it's a tax on the poor.
|This user's rating:||89%|
There is so much time spent on administration that patients' basic needs are not adequately covered, such as being given water and having incontinence pads changed. There were some good caring staff but there were others that let the side down. The problem is with the system. The staff have to follow the system.
|This user's rating:||59%|
I did not get seen even though I was in huge distress..after 45 mins had to be taken to another hospital..outrageous treatment as I was in acute pain and distress and admin staff did not show one iota of concern even when asked...
|This user's rating:||32%|
Had to have dental things done, but they left 5 roots in my mouth with a lump over my front tooth that burst this week causing me great pain.
|This user's rating:||42%|
I have ulcerative colitis. I find my treatment in Connolly Hospital second to none. Having access by phone to the IBD nurse is invaluable.I was given a card from Helen Martin with her phone number as are all or most patients with IBD in Connolly Hospital. It's a lifeline to the Gastro-enterology team should I have need advise or a chang of medication etc.
|This user's rating:||88%|
I went to see a respiratory consultant but on three occasions there was no consultant there. I was seen only by registrar. Not very experienced, not an Irish national one. I thought that going to consultant's clinic I would be able to see a consultant. Not the case in Blanchardstown. I suppose I wasn't a private patient so who would care.
|This user's rating:||45%|
From my presenting at A & E on Saturday evening, to my stay from Monday following until Tuesday night of following week, staff care from Consultant to nursing to carers and cleaners was both technically and in a caring manner excellent.
|This user's rating:||91%|
I could have been in and out in less than an hour instead I was 8 and a half hours,seven of them spent on a steel chair in a cold waiting room.
|This user's rating:||33%|
If I could offer an award it would go to Dr. Ken Bolger, Respiratory Dept., Connolly Hospital and the A&E team especially Graham and Cora who were on duty on Good Friday and the other A&E staff for their speed and efficiency at which everything was put into place. The waiting time was extraordinary literally nil which obviously helped all round. These people are not to be faulted only to be commended for the outstanding care and attention they provided to their patients and family members. Well done!
|This user's rating:||97%|
I think that being locked under the care of whatever doctor is on duty when admitted is crazy! This should be reasessed and once they know what the actual problem is you should be transferred to the 'specialist' in the specific area in context.
|This user's rating:||41%|
While my daughter attended this hospital after receiving a very bad electric shock she was left sitting in a waiting room for nine hours without been asked how she was feeling or if she even wanted a glass of water...it is despicable treatment of a human being even by today's standard's...On average one person every 120 minutes was called from the waiting room and in this nine hours three ambulances arrived with one stretcher case and two walking wounded these two joined the ever growing waiting room queue.
|This user's rating:||25%|
My Mum was brought by ambulance to Connolly Hospital. It turned out she had pneumonia. She arrived in A&E at about 8.15pm and at that stage she was talking non sense and had a temp and her breathing was very shallow, she was extremely ill, (not just in my eyes). The nurses looked after her very well but the doctor gave little understanding. She was on a trolley for the whole time. She was discharged 36 hours later, she was weak, still talking nonsense and had still a temperature. I feel that if she had been admitted, because of her age and the fact she lives alone, she would have been in hospital for at least a week. She wanted to go home to her own house but I insisted she come stay with me until she recovered. She stayed with me 3 nights and then insisted on going home. She was given a script for antibiotics and given no more information that she came remember. I feel that the this hospital has let my mother (age 77) down very badly.
|This user's rating:||34%|
Having tried to go the private route after breaking my arm, it was not by choice that I ended up in Connolly, but because the private route could not help me. I was very impressed by everything in Connolly, and the only delay I encountered was waiting about an hour to be triaged, but after that I was informed of what was going to happen and admitted into a bed in less than 2 hours. Everyone I encountered was extremely professional, although I believe that as I was able to speak up for myself, and ask questions, this led to me having a better experience. Thank you Connolly hospital, you have restored my faith in the public health system.
|This user's rating:||92%|
My father was admitted from his Nursing Home . He was having a heart attack. It looked fatal and becouse of his age 92, doctors feared he might not make it. He was trombolised and responded extremely well , making a complete recovery. My major concern was the fact that he has dementia and does not sleep. There were simply not enough staff to care for him and the other complex needs on the busy coronary ward.But they managed and did their job without complaining. They were excellent.
|This user's rating:||86%|
Had a bad breakage one evening so had no choice but to go to A&E. 12 hours waiting and I still had not been seen by a doctor. Was checked by triage nurse after about 30 minutes. One nurse actually gave out to me for arriving with a break on such a busy night and asked why I didn't wait for a quiter time to come!!!!!! Triage nurse told me I'd have to see doctor because of bad break and then have X-ray. In the next 11 and a half hours I was not seen. After 12 hours I was informed by the very helpful lady in reception that there were still five people in front of me to see the doctor and that when I would finally see the doctor I should expect to wait another three to four hours for an X-ray. Absolute joke of a set up there. I eventually left and went to another public hospital where I was seen swiftly.
|This user's rating:||36%|
Absolutely outrageous treatment. I was absolutely disgusted with the treatment, do not trust the results and would never go back.
|This user's rating:||31%|
I am sad to say the nurse who dealt with me in casualty was less than satisfactory. I presented to the dept with a scald and the nurse required quite a lot of encouragement, and eventually assistance from my husband, before she provided a product to provide relief. It is quite embarrassing to witness someone being too lazy to retrieve a product which may actually relieve another human being's pain. What more can I say. Sadly I also had to pay for the the joyful experience!!
|This user's rating:||51%|
I was admitted to A&E on Fri 3rd of June after a road traffic accident. I received excellent care and attention from all the A&E staff but particularly from Bernie Mulvany and her team who took care of me through a long and difficult night. I would also like to thank Dr Omar who was professional and thorough in his diagnosis, kept my family in the loop and made a call to move me to the National Spinal Unit for which I am grateful.
|This user's rating:||97%|
I've grown to accept that not all humans are blessed with appropriate levels of empathy. Overall, the staff were lovely people and my experience was adequate.
|This user's rating:||71%|
As an inpatient in Connolly Hospital I felt the care given by nursing staff was excellent. Any nurse I encountered went above and beyond their call of duty to ensure my needs were being met. The only negative comment I would have is the length of time it took the medical team to answer my queries and meet with me on occasions, however overall the experience was positive.
|This user's rating:||73%|
Have been an inpatient for surgery in three hospitals over the years and have found the standards in Connolly Hospital far exceed the other hospitals I have been treated in. Every member of staff I have been in contact with was courteous and treated me with dignity and respect. I will be attending here for any treatment I require in the future.
|This user's rating:||29%|
My elderly mother fell down the stairs, knocked herself out and was incoherent in the ambulance. We got to the hospital before 12 at night. They were supposed to be monitoring her (this is what the paramedics had told us would happen) but at 3.30 when I asked who was monitoring her, it still took half and hour for someone to take her blood pressure, bloods etc (she is also diabetic). They left a 72 years old lady who fell down the stairs on a chair for the whole night. Eventually at 7.30am, still not having seen the doctor, we came home. I would have to be at deaths door before I ventured near Blanchardstown A&E. Unorganised, staff standing around and doing nothing. Luckily, because my mother arrived by ambulance, she didn't have to sit in the waiting room. But 7 and a half hours waiting, to be told it would be another 2/3 hours???!!!She was just too sore and wanted to go home. This A&E is a disgrace and the people who are working in it don't seem to care.
|This user's rating:||23%|
Was absolutely delighted with the care I received from the consultants, nursing and admin staff. Found both Cherry and OPD to be extremely efficient with tremendously knowledgable, caring and friendly staff. It honestly surpassed any private treatment I have received despite the obvious pressure on staff with over-booked clinics.
|This user's rating:||100%|
My 87 year old mother died in this hospital. She did not receive adequate meal supplementation. She rarely ate enough at meal times. She was left in a smelly condition at the end of her life. Contracted diarrhoea and pneumonia and became weak. Fell when left unattended at night trying to use commode. Left without food or water on several occasions. One nurse forced several tablets into her mouth at once to her terror. This nurse also shouted at her and was impatient. I also heard another nurse shouting at an elderly patient.
|This user's rating:||22%|
All staff especially Mr Mulligan, Valerie Connolly, are so dedicated to the well being of a patient. For such a large hospital they have the gift of being personal, committed and develop a relationship of caring. I'm sure they see 100's of patients each week and the atmosphere in the hospital is a good one. I see Valerie walking in the corridor and it amazes me that she knows everybody's name without looking at a chart and that to me or any joe soap tells me that she cares about the patient. In short the oncology dept in the hospital would have a very sad day if she were to leave the dept. Well done Val and all the staff there. No money could pay for the thanks a lot of people owe you.
|This user's rating:||99%|
I found it difficult to understand why the hospital would put a severely disturbed patient and other psychiatric patients in an acute ward with patients who were quite ill. This is counter-productive as it delays the healing process and it does not meet the needs of either patients. It just requires a bit of effort on behalf of the management to re-arrange things or alternatively contact the appropriate section in the HSE and have patients with dementia etc moved to Nursing Homes under the fair deal scheme. The beds would be freed up for those coming from A and E and the needs of those long stay patients would also be met. It just requires a willingness to put the patient first.
|This user's rating:||58%|
I was in the day ward for general surgery (it was not serious or very painful). The staff were unbelievably nice, every one of them. They explained things thoroughly to the point of repetition. I found the place to be quite clean and sterile & comfortable enough. I really must applaud the staff on how lovely they were from the nurses on the ward, porters taking me to surgery, anaesethists, surgery team, recovery team & the lady with the tea & toast!! Great hospital from my experience.
|This user's rating:||89%|
I was very impressed with the a.and.e.departrment service was second to none as an in-patient everything they said they were going to do they did it even though it was a weekend, I wish to thank all other staff of this hospital best regards Norah Tully, Esker ballinalee co.longford
|This user's rating:||100%|
I was released without an out-patient appointment and found it difficult to get in touch with the doctor. After having an MRI scan the Dr told me to ring her (on her bleep no). I rang every day for a week, and she never picked up, and left two messages with other Drs on the team! another Dr told me he would ring me back and never did !
|This user's rating:||96%|