"The care was excellent"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Scoobys mum (as ),
I was admitted to Tameside Hospital Ashton under Lyne in the early hours by NHS North west ambulance service. I had been suffering severe pain in my lower abdomen and some pain under my ribs. I was admitted to A & E after going through the Triage system which took minutes. It was a busy night but I was offered paracetamol intravenously, this did give some relief. I was seen by a doctor after hand over. I was sent to Xray and had both on chest and abdominal.
On return to A and E the doctor told me my bowel was full. Initially prescribed Laprasol. However the abdominal pain persisited and I was reffered to the surgeons. I was admitted and later that day had a phosphate enema, I spent the evening in MAU before being transferred to Women's Health ward 45. A surgeon discharged me at 11. 20 pm. I left the ward at approximately 9. 00 am the following morning.
The care was excellent the staff in both wards and A & E were both helpful and caring. Was there a down side, only that the cheese and onion pie was neither cheese or onion, it would appear potato in a pastry case with mash and two veg, I had not eaten for over 24 hours and although not feeling hungry having been offered what I love ( I am a vegetarian) it was a great disappointment. Hospital food is not great but I do not think you would get away with calling it cheese and onion in any other establishment.