About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
This hospital deserves its dreadful reputation Went to A&E which was quiet at the time, had to wait 3 hours to be seen by doctor, then was told I needed to be seen by a surgeon. As I breached the 4 hour time limit I was admitted to a ward to be seen by a surgeon. After another 4 hour wait I was seen at 4am and was told I need surgery, and that I need to go home and call back at 8am to see when I can get a bed, and not to eat. I get up for 8am call the bed manager, and was told they will call me back before 9am and not to eat anything as my procedure may be in the morning. I heard nothing by 9:30am so called back 8 times between 9:30 till 12, I was either cut off before getting transferred or the phone just kept ringing, it wasn't until 2:45pm I finally got a call, which I missed. So I tried to call back (Even though they didn't leave me a number to call back on!) and couldn't get through, again the same reasons as above. So I never got the surgery I needed. I will be making an official complaint about this as this is not a way to run a hospital when someone is requiring treatment. NHS treatment across Tameside is disgusting, you can't get an appointment with your GP so you go to A&E and get fobbed off. I ended up going to the Manchester Royal Infirmary where I was treat so much better. Maybe some lessons need to be learned from this trust. Tameside General, not for the first time as left me wondering.