"excellent care provided by a dedicated team."
About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by awake
What I liked
I visited Tameside in January 2012 for both a front and back prolapse repair and total hysterectomy. I can only praise all the staff that I came into contact with for their dedication and hard work. The staff on the womens health unit were always kind and willing to help and the Consultant explained everything thoroughly, both prior to, and following the operation and was always very approachable when he came on his rounds.. I would also like to say that all the theatre staff made me feel relaxed and showed such kindness. All the staff on the womens health unit worked their socks off and yet always had a smile on their faces.
Once again a special thank you to the Consultant and his team for their excellent care.
What could be improved
The only negative point is the lack of information provided for your care once going home. The Consultant did tell me to make sure I was given a leaflet, but I was being sent home without this, and had to ask for it. The nurse finally found a copy, and said that I was lucky as it was the last one. Surely after such excellent care by the Consultant and all the staff on the ward, it seems such a shame that advice on aftercare is lacking. I just feel that this area really needs looking into,as the advice is vitally important, in ensuring that no damage takes place following surgery.