"missed appointment"

About: Tameside General Hospital

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having been seen regarding possible cancer the program for getting the reults was 1st class, and was concluded within 2 weeks. however from there the appointment for finding out the results ( as you can understand i was worried ) was poor. i phoned the secertary 3 times over 5 days, and was told on the 3rd phone call she said non had been made and she would contact appointments to arrange the first available. the next day i arrived home in the afternoon only to find out a letter with a morning appointment, and of course i had missed it. why did she not tell me there was one arranged and my worry wether good or bad i could cope with. i now have to arrange another one and it might now be after christmas and my concern means further worry.

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

Thank you for sharing your positive progress, however I am sorry that the information in relation to your results / follow up has been lacking. Can I request that you contact PALS 0161 922 4466 so that we can support you with specific information you require and ensuring a quicker appointment is made for you.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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