"Happy with arthritis treatment"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who wanted to remain anonymous. We do not have their contact details. They said..

Got in on a cancellation so really prompt day surgery. Had 4 injections in foot under local anaesthetic for arthritis in the orthopaedic unit. It was still very painful despite the anaesthetic. All staff treated me very well.

I was the first one in, and on time. The doctor came and explained what was going to happen then I went to theatre. Had x-rays there & explained again. Came back and got tea and toast straight away. I was out for 10. 30.

Made a difference – can walk now. Got appointment through the post for November.

Couldn’t have faulted treatment – 3 hours in and out.

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