"Having a pacemaker fitted"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Cardiology

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

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I collapsed and was taken to hospital. I was very anxious. I went straight to MAU. The doctor came straight away & treated me well. I started treatment in MAU. The 2nd pacemaker was fitted on another ward – 46. All were lovely. Staff didn’t tell me enough about what had happened so I was confused when not allowed to go to the toilet. I later found out my heart had stopped. The male auxiliary nurses on ward 46 were very caring. They brought me tea when I needed it. I went home after 2 days.

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

Thank you for the comments made about you recent stay at Tameside Hospital.

I was pleased to read positive feedback about the care you received.

I will share your comments with the staff.

We always strive to ensure good communication, apologies you were not given enough information at the time of your pacemaker insertion. I hope you are recovering well.

Kind regards

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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