"Not offered tests and had to beg for investigations to be carried out"
About: Tameside General Hospital / General medicine Tameside General Hospital General medicine OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
A young single mother with 2 children became dizzy and fell down stairs. Numb down right side. Went to A & E at hospital in another area but then referred to Tameside Hospital for further tests. She is a qualified nurse so was aware of the seriousness of her symptoms.
Her notes couldn't be found at Tameside. She was not offered tests and had to beg for investigations to be carried out. Was eventually given ECG and 'cardiac tape' but no explanation about loss of sensation down right side of her body. Still has some weakness. Very disappointed with all aspects of care.