"Excellent emergency care at Tameside General Hospital"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I recently suffered a severe asthma attack and went to A&E at 3am in a very distressed state with shortness of breath.

I was immediately triaged by a very reassuring charge nurse who then whisked me through to resus where two very calm and competent nurses and a registrar started to stabilise my condition. I was then transferred to MAU, clerked in and given further treatment before seeing a Consultant a couple of hours later. My condition started to improve steadily throughout the day and I was then transferred to Ward 5 for an overnight stay until I was declared medically fit for discharge.

I would like to pass on my appreciation and thanks to everyone who contributed to the excellent standard of healthcare I received but most of all to the wonderful nursing staff on MAU who worked so hard to care for every patient under their care - they are truly angels!

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Responses

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

Thank you for taking the time to pass onto us these positive comments. I will ensure that these are passed to the teams concerned. I hope you are now on the road to recovery.

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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