"Tameside direct to midwife service"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I have known that about my pregnancy for a few weeks now but whenever I try to make my first appointment, the phone justs rings and rings.

We are advised we do not need to see our GP first but this seems the only way to get an referral appointment. I'm disappointed, other areas in Manchester are a lot easier to make contact with in comparison to Tameside.

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

Thank you for your posting. I apologise for the problems that you have encountered in trying to make an appointment. We would like to investigate this further, therefore would you please contact Nina Smith the Midwifery Manager by contacting switchboard and ask to be put through to her mobile telephone or contact the Supervisors of Midwives by email on supervisorsofmidwives@tgh.nhs.uk

Thank you again

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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