"I was seen immediately and received good care"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

After falling down stairs in the night, I was taken to Tameside A&E by ambulance.

I was seen immediately and great care was taken because of concerns about a possible neck injury.

(the most embarrassing was when it was decided they needed the "heavy squad" to turn me over so that the doctor could examine my spine)

Fortunately there was no major damage and I was glad to be quickly discharged. It was only two days later that I found that I had cracked a rib. I hadn't complained of chest pains at the hospital (everything hurt! ) and I am glad that I wasn't held in A&E for endless tests or Xrays.

I'm submitting this just to confirm that some people have good experiences of Tameside A&E

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Responses

Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you sharing your good experience at Tameside General Hospital. I will ensure that the team receives this feedback which I am sure will give them a boost.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

‘’Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at

john.goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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