About: Tameside General Hospital

Unfortunately on the day of my appointment the computer system had gone down. I can imagine that this is a huge inconvenience for the hospital, but despite those difficulties, I was still seen within half an hour. I've spent longer waiting for an appointment when the computers have been fine, so I was quite impressed. All of the staff I interacted with were polite and caring. I went in with little hope of help, and left feeling more hopeful than I have in a long time. I am yet to try the medication that has been prescribed, as it was yesterday, but I have been delighted with the care I have so far received. I now know that I'm not at the end of the line for pain relief, and having someone listen and take me seriously has already made a difference. All in all, I couldn't be happier with how my first appointment went.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments. We are working hard to ensure patients receive the best care and treatment in a timely manner and it is great to receive feedback like this.

Thank you again

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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