Recently I had the misfortune of being a first-time patient in Taranaki Base Hospital and I am disappointed and appalled by the standard of care that I received.
There is a climate of apathy and neglect, and caring staff members are definitely in the minority.
After discussing the hospital with other people I realised that my negative experiences there were commonly experienced by other patients in the hospital.
What use are modern facilities when the patient care is substandard?
I received a much higher standard of care in Waikato Hospital, prior to being transferred to Taranaki Base.
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