he hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnose as well as health promotion and preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and national levels.... more Its service remits ranges in complexity from secondary to tertiary level.
St. James's hospital is also an academic teaching hospital. It is thus committed to the creation of an environment and the circumstances in which education and research in the health science and allied areas is possible and flourishes.
Went to A&E for an acute allergic reaction (on a Sunday so this was my only option) and was left waiting for 9 hours to be seen. There was a total lack of communication from staff as to when I'd be assessed... more and people with less serious injuries than me were seen before me.
Desperate situation in our hospitals is not made any better with their awful prioritisation system. I paid €100 to be treated worse than a dog. Unless you're drunk don't bother coming to this A&E because you'll die before you receive treatment.
KIP!! Would never recommend anybody who needs medical help to come here as you will be left waiting more than 24hours in A&E to been seen even if its an EMERGENCY and then then give u an APPIONTMENT to... more come back the following week at 8AM and your left waiting again a futher 6 hours!!!! Absoule disgrace. Staff are so rude and unfriendly. Should be closed down it is a disgrace to expect people to accept this health care.
Joke of a hospital as all the Irish health system in fact. After waiting almost 16 months to get surgery done for my inguinal hernia I finally get a date for 25th of May , 3 weeks before that I receive... more a letter from the hospital informing me that my appointment has been cancelled and the new date for the surgery is Friday 15th of June.
I say to myself ok no big deal , things happen, unexpected situations do appear , at least they gave me enough notice time to arrange things at work.
Finally the big week arrives , very excited to get this thing done as is interfering with my personal and professional life , got things prepared at work for my recovery period and so on.
So here comes the unbelievable part , Thursday 14th of June at around 5 o'clock in the evening (just 15 hours before my surgery appointment) I get a call from the hospital informing me that my appointment has been cancelled again due to an emergency � .
I was assured that I'm going to get the surgery done by the end of this week and will get a call Monday to confirm the exact day and hour. Of course I haven't been called by nobody from the hospital on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and not only that but nobody answers the two phone numbers for the day surgery centre.
Now I'm stuck at home , can't go to work because they already have an replacement for me for the next 3 weeks and without any update from the hospital.
Also would like to mention that due to hernia complications, earlier this year I have been taken straight from work to A&E in ambulance, where after 6 hours spent there on paracetamol I've been sent home because I wasn't an emergency and there was no need to operate me yet.
They even suggested that some "tight undewear" and "a pair of socks" placed in the spot where the hernia comes out might help keeping it in place and diminish my pain.....
Welcome to Irlandistan and it's 3 world health care system........
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