"womens health unit"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I went into the womens health unit for a procedure and I think that the staff were fantastic even though there were staff shortages. Thanks to the sister named Janet. She was caring, provided me with information and kept me informed all the way through my stay. Could have done with a few more auxilaries to keep the pressures off the nurses.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post comments about your experience on WHU. I will ensure the team members are made aware.

Staffing levels at the hospital are monitored by the Ward Manager, Matrons and Heads of Nursing on a continual basis. I am sorry if you felt the ward was short staffed and can assure you that every effort is made to cover short term staffing issues, for example sickness, with additional team members from the Nurse bank.

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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