"Poor X ray experience"

About: Tameside General Hospital / X-ray and Scans

(as a staff member),

This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…

Man injured hand - went to GP who sent him for an X ray.

X ray experience poor in relation to attitude & politeness of staff.

He was told his results would be ready in two weeks at his GP - went to Dr. - no x ray results.

Hand still swollen, some movement.

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

I am sorry we have failed to meet your expectations on this occasion.

Our usual practice is to ensure that all GP patients attending for X-ray following a recent injury are prioritized for an urgent report. Urgent reports are generally undertaken within 48 hours of the examination.

The radiographer undertaking the examination makes an initial assessment of the X-ray. If an abnormality is identified at this point, the patient is referred directly to Accident and Emergency.

Without the patient details I am unable to establish where this process failed on this occasion but will happily investigate further if you would contact our PALs dept.0n 0161 922 4466 or email Pals@tgh.nhs.uk

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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