"Dad's care"

About: Tameside General Hospital

My 85 year old father had suspected appendicitis and the GP advised me to bring him to hospital in my car. After we'd checked in my dad collapsed and I thought he had died. The care, consideration, treatment he received was remarkable and just fantastic. Everyone really cared; he had every test imaginable; everything was explained in minute detail, essential because I was in such a state. He went quickly up to a ward, following every conceivable test, and has been so well looked after. He's still in, but doing well. My family can't thank enough every single person he met - doctors, nurses, porters, x-ray staff - just everybody! Thank you a million times! Sandra B

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

This is an especially welcome comment and thank you very much for taking the time to post it.

We know that staff in emergency care are very good at dealing with big injuries and life threatening illnesses. We try hard to treat everyone with respect and compassion no matter how ‘small’ or ‘minor’ or ‘non-medical’ their need may be. I will ensure your comments are passed on to everyone involved in your fathers care.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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