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Ratings for Dartmouth General Hospital
Came here for heavy bleeding & extreme back pain following the second term pregnancy loss of my twins. Waited seven hours in the waiting room for a bed and was refused fresh sanitary pads to change mine. No ultrasound or pelvic exam was given, the doctor forced me to stand up, "tapped" my back in several locations leaving large bruises and diagnosed me with a back injury. He was out the door before I could ask him why I was bleeding. I truly believe he got the charts mixed up as there was another girl around my age present in the waiting room with back pain.
By the time I made it to QEII the next day I collapsed on the waiting room floor from pain and was given a bed immediately, examined properly and given a potential diagnosis with a specialist follow-up referral and prescription for pain medication.
Dartmouth General didn't so much as tell me the doctor was finished with me.
Submitted May 5, 2015 | flag
I have always had great care at this hospital. They have the best staff in all of HRM. You can tell they care. QEII I was there for 3 days and they didn't feed me, unless you are in a bed they don't feed you, you have to get family to bring food in. I was in emergency for days. I signed myself out as I thought maybe they had forgotten about me. They hadn't. 2 days later I was in the Dartmouth General, I had had a heart attack. I was there in the emergency over supper and they asked if I was hungry and brought me a sandwich which tide me over until they got me a bed. The staff seem so caring, like they were looking after their own family. The only thing I don't like about the DGH is I look at floors, corners wall etc,, an excleaner here and it is disgusting. They need to get the cleaning staff up to par.
Submitted April 14, 2015 | flag
This has to be the worse hospital ever - no professionalism whatsoever, from cleaning staff, kitchen staff, nurses & doctors!! Their errors are all buried when they happen...and there is many!! I have witnessed overdoses which almost killed someone (but they call it the patient being sensitive to the drug - I guess we will only use the term overdose for the drug addict, right??!!)...and then for them to be annoyed that you ask them to look at your loved one as they don't seem right...then for them to realize the patient is SNOWED IN (their words, not mine) and then ask me to watch the patient while they go on supper break!!
I could go on and on, but I guess you get the drift...STAY AWAY, your life is not valued there and neither is your loved ones!
Submitted Jan. 20, 2015 | flag
It is very clean, organized and the staff are fantastic. I have been there and had to stay a few times and even brought in my ambulance. They are fast, knowledgeable. They take their time with you. I trust this hospital with my life, and my life they did save. It's not a huge facility so sometimes they have to transfer you over to Halifax and when the procedure in finished transport you back and the staff always acts like they had missed and was glad to see you. It's like a little community on it own.
Submitted Jan. 2, 2015 | flag
A wonderful facility!!! Staff are knowledgable and patient! Has a great community feel. The nurses are exceptional especially in ICU where my husband was treated. They cared for him like he was their husband or father. I would definately go here first for any medical care I need.
Submitted Oct. 24, 2014 | flag
I had an ER doctor do something to me medically without informed or written consent. No consult was seen in the ER and I was not examined normally or asked to change into a gown. I was gotten rid of 2 1/2 hour after a LP and from what I understand tests take 2 days to come back. My records were falsified and an extensive cover up ensued. They concealed all blood work, change radiology reports and hid from my family what had been done to me medically and told them the condition that I was in was due to mental illness. They did this knowing what they had done to me medically has life threatening complications but they did not care. Intent to conceal damage as well so be cautious people in trusting the radiology reports are accurate or truthful.
Submitted June 22, 2014 | flag
Video tape everything to keep as evidence if records are falsified. Bring more than one witness with you. Be cautious with your interactions with anyone in this place.
Submitted June 16, 2013 | flag
I work at this hospital and am ashamed of how dirty it is. Most of the housekeeping staff do a very poor job, if anything at all. Management needs to step up and start supervising these staff members.
Submitted April 26, 2013 | flag
The staff have a poor attitude towards the patients. They would rather socialize! Dirt.. is the lest of your worries (the place is filthy.. However I would be more concerned about the nurses walking in and out of an isolation room with out scrubbing or even putting on protective garbs (some did not all) Then proceed to treat other patients. Patients who are unable to take care of themselves are not monitored (for hours). Even forgotten about by staff. There is a complete lack of care, organization and oversight! Only go here if you have no other choices!
Submitted April 1, 2013 | flag
Don't use this hospital. It is unclean and a danger to your health! A third world establishment! Many of the staff are very good providers, however there are some that treat their duty time, as a personal social club gathering, and ignore the urgent patient care needs and calls for assistance. The attitude by many towards the patients and visitors can be very patronizing. The required hourly checks on patients is not the standard. The hallways are litterd with equipment. A Fix! Immediately; Set minimum standards of performance and ramp up the quality and quantity of supervision of all staff performance to ensure service standards are met. Come out of the dark ages. Make Dartmouth General Hospital the leading health care centre!
Submitted Feb. 18, 2013 | flag
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