About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
What I liked
the staff and medical assessment unit
What could be improved
After arriving in an ambulance at midnight my 81 mum was greeted with the words ` theres a 6 hour wait for a dr love ` Bearing in mind she has Dementia
she was very short of breath and was given oxygen and bloods taken and then nothing...b for 4 hours. we were sat in a cubical with large splats of blood on the floor which i asked a nurse to clean up.
we eventually got a nurse to check mum as she wasby now unresponsive and her blood pressure had flat lined. suddenly every one at A and E was very attentive. she then had a chest xray but the mobile xray machine wasn't `booked and requested `in the correct manner so had to go back to the department for the correct paper work and correct requests to go through !
Mum was kept on a trolly for 11 hours in A and E. . when she was eventually moved to the medical assessment unit thing got a lot better.
6 hours at night to see a doctor is unacceptable