"Poor hospital"

About: Tameside General Hospital

My partner had the misfortune at attend this hospital on Wednesday last week and despite presenting with specific problems they seem to have been ignored. She was sent for a doppler test for a dvt despite no symptoms and was seen by an individual in A & E who did not introduce themselves and had no ID. they discharged my partner without telling us what they thought the problem was. On Friday I took her to the MRI in Manchester as a result of the pain that she was in and she was diagnosed with CES a serious spinal neuro problem. After scans and MRIs were carried out she was transferred to Hope Hospital in Salford for emergency surgery. Tamesides inactions could have cost my partner her life at worst or severe disablement at best.

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Response from Tameside General Hospital

I am sorry that your experience of our services has fallen below what we would expect. I would urge you to contact our PALS and complaints department so these issues can be fully investigated. 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

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