BEAUMONT HOSPITAL TRANSFERS !! NEW POLICY – GET ON THE BUS JACK !!

A report to streetdogs.blog the word on the street, has been informed of a new style of interhospital transfer policy attempted by a senior medic, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in the aftermath of the Beast from the east Blizzard!

The reader concerned about this debacle was being examined as a GP referred outpatient of Beaumont Hospital’s respiratory department and having been confirmed as a Lung Cancer patient, Beaumont Hospital, quite correctly, referred the individual to, James Hospital, the appropriate specialist Hospital for the treatment of  Lung Cancers. where the individual spent three weeks for a successful course of treatment, before being discharged to their home!

After being at home for two days, the individual being in great agonizing pain was rushed in a neighbour ‘s car to Beaumont Hospital A&E, and was admitted to a ward.      An examination determined a fluid accumulation complication, related to the Lung Cancer treatments, as being the problem in need of further treatment.

On the evening of the fourth day after the individual’s admission to Beaumont Hospital, our reader  was informed, that with James Hospital being the appropriate Lung Cancer Specialist Hospital, and being where the reader had been treated, a transfer, under the auspices of Beaumont Hospital, was being arranged to James Hospital for the individual!

on the evening of the fifth day, our reader was informed by a senior medic, that a discharge of the individual as a patient of Beaumont Hospital would take place the next day and that our reader was to then make their own way directly, on that said day, to James Hospital. When asked how our reader was to achieve this objective without transport by ambulance, said senior medic suggested our reader use Dublin Bus, Public Transport Services! Strange to relate, our reader was not impressed by this turn of events! these verbal exchanges were taking place directly in front of five other patients and several members of Beaumont Hospital staff!

streetdogs.blog the word on the street, are happy to report to you, your fellow reader’s successful resistance to this unacceptable attempt by said senior medic to negate Beaumont Hospital’s duty of care to their patients in these matters! This patient was, on the sixth day, under the auspices and expenses of Beaumont Hospital, transported to James Hospital by taxi!

The question is, how many others have been taken for a ride, { pardon the pun! ] by being sent on their way, all alone via public transport to other hospitals like this???

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6 thoughts on “BEAUMONT HOSPITAL TRANSFERS !! NEW POLICY – GET ON THE BUS JACK !!”

  1. As someone who has worked in hospitals for 20 years ; I have never heard of such a sad story as this .
    When a patient is an inpatient in a hospital and being transferred to another hospital they ALWAYS go via ambulance !

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    1. Totally agree with your comments Darlene, Many thanks for comments, especially given your professional experience

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  2. Dignity , humanity and simple empathy are sorely lacking here. Our treatment of patients has deteriorated to third world standards.

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    1. ‘Dignity, humanity and simple empathy’ are alive and well in ‘third world’ hospitals. Do you have personal experience? The example above surely does show many errors, which I will address in another post. However, I would ask you please to think twice before freely throwing in the phrase ‘third world standards’. It is offensive to people who come from the so-called ‘third world’. As an Irish person who has availed of health care in African countries, I can say that dignity, humanity and empathy were certainly not lacking. Facilities may be lacking and people work under very difficult circumstances. Thank you.

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