"Telephoning a department at Tameside General"

About: Tameside General Hospital

(as the patient),

If you misplace the appointment letter to a specific dept., and telephone the 'switchboard number' it fobs you off with "please phone the specific department dealing with your enquiry".

This is poor. It should offer some more specific references to, say ward or department telephone numbers.

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Response from Lindsay Stewart, Deputy Director of Nursing, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to provide this important feedback. We have raised these issues with the switchboard and booking office whom will ensure your comments are shared within their teams.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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