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Some of the staff here deserved more than 2 stars while a good number of them deserve one or two for their attitudes. Please, if you don't like your job then leave. I just spent time here with a very sick relative who passed away. I'm old enough to have been in many hospitals in my life time and this one was one of the worst I've visited. First off, parking. You have a garage and from what I can tell is the only place to park. Arrive after 9AM and you will be riding around for a long time in hopes of finding a spot with someone leaving. Even with a handicap placard you will not find a space available so just look for one where walking a good distance is required. When my relative was moved to the cancer ward we were required to use elevators B. Bring a book as you will be waiting a long long time. Getting from the G floor to the 7th was quite the time consuming experience. Adding to the misery is the fact one of the three elevators was out of service and hospital staff all use this elevator with large carts and so on. The food, which someone said was excellent, may be if you're used to eating hot dogs from a service station. I could go on and on but suffice to say I found being at this hospital a less than enjoyable experience.
For a place so large, you would expect a larger staffed and more efficient hospital. I understand that some people are more critical patients, but being told a 5 hour wait and then that I would be put on the “fast track” only to be stuck in the waiting room for 9+ hours is actually rediculous. If there was another place I could’ve gone to, I would have, only if I hadn’t gotten this false hope from the amount of people leaving the waiting room, other than me. I will NEVER return to this ER unless it is a life or death emergency and I am taken here by an ambulance. They should seriously split up staff between the ER with patients flowing in and those crucial patients.
I've been in the waiting room since yesterday literally. I have to be to work in five hrs and I still haven't gotten any help. I was supposed to have packing removed from a wound yesterday. I only have the stars because there are some good nurses and doctors here.
If I could give this place 0 stars I would. This is by far the worst hospital I have ever experienced. Granted, most hospitals are not fantastic, but of the many that I have experienced with my grandmother who frequents the ER this is by far the worst! The only way you get in fast is by the ambulance, and even then expect waiting several hours to see a doctor or nurse to be assessed or get any kind of treatment. My 82 year old grandmother who came in the ambulance, was in severe abdominal pain, extreme nausea, and excessive bathroom bouts was debilitated for hours upon hours. She had been in the ER since 5 AM and was not given the correct nausea and pain medicine to control her acute symptoms until 6 PM!!! She came to the hospital on a Sunday and did not leave until Friday at 6 pm! And though all of that he conditions only got worse before they got tired of dealing with her. She said that when guest were not visiting she was thrown around by nurses and treated terribly, she was never tried on solid foods before being discharged. Anytime you wanted anything done you had to tell a nurse, who would tell her manager, who would tell the resident, who would tell the doctor above them before anything could be approved! Nothing in this hospital is urgent or professional. We hoped for much more considering the fact that this is the state capital and there are 2 large universities in this area. But nonetheless this place is TRASH. Do yourself a favor and visit an urgent care or the other ER or hospitals in the area.
It’s sad that this is Tallahassee’s main ER. You could literally be dying and still have to wait in the lobby for hours. I almost died because of the lack of attention to my ruptured appendix and had to stay an extra two weeks for appendicitis treatment because it took a full day to be treated. This place needs new management, more doctors or both before anybody else dies from their negligence.