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The treatment I received on the Adams McConnell ward was second to none, I felt at home, well looked after and very safe in their hands. The nurses were so friendly and helpful even when rushed off their feet. If I ever have to go back to hospital I hope it's Beaumont. Couldn't fault it.
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The nurse in particular was excellent. It was the doctor we had the problem with. He gave the impression that he would rather be anywhere else except where he was. He also didn't want me listening In at the consultation so told me to go and sit outside even though it was my husband he was treating!!
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Excellant care received while I was a patient in this hospital. The nursing staff and doctors were very diligent and professional. If pain relief was requested it was always given quickly.
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A visit to A&E was a dreadful experience. Attended hospital at midnight and was eventually placed on a trolley at 6am. I was then discharged at 10am but my condition had been misdiagnosed. Fortunately I have an excellent GP who contacted the hospital and established the true results of an x-ray.
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Our experience in Castlebar couldn't have been better from a medical and care approach. The strands of the various medical teams worked closely to provide the best treatment for my mother; the nurses were outstanding and made a tremendous difference to my mother and the rest of the family at a very difficult time
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The food in this hospital is terrible-If you were a patient or a member of the public visiting if not sick you would be sick by the smell and taste of the food here! The parking situation in €1.50 per hour and there should not be a charge for patients that are in for tests and staying in the hospital.The nurses in the oncology ward are lovely and helpful apart from one-but there is always one in every pack! This hospital is a more 9-6pm hospital than a hospital that is open 24hrs.If you are a patient that needs a doctor during the night you will have to wait until the following morning to see one and by then it could be too late!
|This user's rating:||56%|
One midwife on the maternity ward was extremely rude, talked down to me and made little of my concerns and the way I was feeling. She completely ruined what should have been a happy experience for me. I also walked in on her discussing my confidential issues with a member of the catering staff and a care assistant in the kitchen area. She was aggressive in her manner and why she considered midwifery as a career puzzles me.
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Overall, I think the place is a mess, some areas more than others. My father was treated for cancer. Nurses in oncology were very good at their work and very nice. But what I cannot understand is why every time my father had to be admitted for low blood count etc...between treatments he had to go through the big long process through A&E. There is a huge disconnect between departments in my opinion. He was so sick and weak but put through huge waits, stupid questions asked a million times already and never ending blood tests, every time. One time when he finally got a bed a junior doctor came and attempted to take blood but could not, he hurt him and after it emerged that there was no need as it had already been taken for the purpose. He didn't even check the label on his hand. This was very distressing. This young doctors eyes were glazed over and his behavior was strange. No communication clearly or inadequate training I'm not sure. The same day someone from the lab came to take more blood and called my father by another name. Only for us realising that he was not the intended person his blood would have gone to the lab with another person's name labelled on it. Before my father died he was still being called for radium appointments to CUH. Again disconnected and inefficient communication. You would be made a fool of if you didn't know any better. And God help any one with no family to keep an eye out for them. On a positive note his palliative care was good. I refer to efforts made to control pain and opportunity offered to speak about the sickness and its inevitable outcome if desired. However, again I must criticise the lack of communication with family members. We felt that we were not being listened to and were just a bit stupid. The list of mess ups was endless. I quickly realised that we had to question everything as they generally cannot be trusted. There is a general sloppiness among some staff but not all. I must say the nurses who cared for him while he was dying were very attentive and nice. There also seems to be a lack of confidentiality among staff. Details of my father's sickness coming back to us via acquaintances that 'heard' it from such and such who works in the hospital. While I am aware that excessive working hours, lack of resources and overburdened services are contributing to all this I still think a lot of improvements could be made regardless. Most staff do their best and I do not mean to sound completely negative but this was my honest experience. I would not wish it on my worst enemy.
|This user's rating:||41%|
My mother died in this hospital in 2008 still very angry at how she was treated. She had a terminal illness, contracted mrsa while she was here. Was treated like an animal. Her sheets, blankets were covered in blood and never cleaned. Her family had to feed her because the nurses were scared to go near herwhich they couldn't even diagnose they had to look it up on the web.
|This user's rating:||23%|