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Ratings for Dartmouth General Hospital
The good staff stand out because the bad are so bad. Nearly froze to death two nights in a row, so, since I had pneumonia, went home to get warm and get some quiet. ICU as noisy as a hen party all night long. Food worse than terrible. Nurses for the most part rushed, bossy and rough. Two of three doctors awful - one eccentric and one a Psycho. Some idiot my first night there, just before giving me a mask, asked me if I wanted to be resuscitated. Had to laugh. The person that helped me most and did so by demonstrating common sense and empathy was an orderly who just listened, solved, and quietly went about his business. I wish he had the pay that Dr. Psycho in ICU is getting. I had the distinct sense that instead of reading any sort of chart, each person asking me the same questions every change of shift was going to exhaust me, so I got the heck out and came home to heal.
Submitted Feb. 13, 2016 | flag
The nurses I have experienced in the ER lack compassion. They are unprofessional and rude.
Submitted Jan. 31, 2016 | flag
My Nan went to the ER by ambulance, it ended up being her last days alive. The nurse in the 'admission' unit was so caring, so compassionate. She did her job as though she loved it, as though it was her loved one being cared for. From the smallest of requests, to the important ones she saw them through. The staff in the admission unit do a wonderful job and are very approachable. Thank-you!
Submitted Jan. 14, 2016 | flag
The nurses in this hospital lack knowledge and are extremely unprofessional .
Other patients in the room commented to us about how rudely the staff spoke to us. That is the last thing sick people deserve. Hope to never return to the DGH!
Submitted Jan. 1, 2016 | flag
Terrible, they have people who are seriously injured waiting in the lobby for hours and taking people that only have a cough first ! last time I will be at that hospital!
Submitted Aug. 30, 2015 | flag
When returned back to this ER they apparently did not know what was wrong with me even though what was done to me medically has life threatening complications so I have since found out. An extensive cover up followed which included falsified records, the concealing of flagged blood test results and radiology reports that cannot be trust as being truthful.
Submitted Aug. 23, 2015 | flag
excellent emergency department staff! Very friendly and professional.. i am just totally amazed
Submitted June 18, 2015 | flag
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
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