About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Stacey Byrne (as ),
What I liked
What could be improved
Communications could have been better
I attended Tameside Hospital via A&E on the 16 February 09. I had been suffering severe stomach pains for 5 days and nausea and vomiting for approx 2 months. The wait was not particularly too long but once i was in a bed it seemed like they didnt know what to do with me.
When i was assessed i told them how severe the pains were and that i had visited my GP on several occasions with no luck as to what was wrong, i described all i could about my symptoms and was given some iv fluids and pain killers while they decided what to do. While i was waiting i was questioned by another 2 consultants, again i had to repeat everything. After waiting 4 and a half hours they sent me home with the more of the prescription that my GP had already given me which obviously was not working. They did no investigations at all and only 2 days later i was admitted to Hope hospital with Meckel's diverticulum which was ulcerated and i had to have 10 cms of my bowel removed. I was very shocked to here my consultant say i was lucky as my bowel could have perforated if i hadnt gone back to hospital. I feel my treatment at Tameside hospital was ridiculous and they should have at least investigated my problems rather than sending me home. This is not the first time i have had to go to Tameside and i can honestly say each time has been as bad as this one.