"Brilliant Care in Tameside A&E"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I had been unable to access my GP and was experiencing severe abdominal pain. I know A&E is only for emergencies, but felt I had nowhere else to go. When I got to the department it was busy but calm - I was seen by the triage nurse in a few minutes and then taken through to a cubicle.

The nurses and doctor were great - within a couple of hours I had had several tests and was discharged with some medicine and advice on what to do.

The overall experience was great - thank you!

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. I will ensure the A&E team are made aware.

Kind regards

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at

john. goodenough@tgh. nhs. uk

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