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About: Fairfield General Hospital

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I was given eye drops which dilate the eye, this wasnt explained until I asked.

I was told it could take a couple of hours for them to wear off, 4 hours later still the same.

I couldnt find any eye clinic open at 3pm in the afternoon, the telephone operator from Pennine Trust had to find me an eye doctor at Oldham to speak to I was then informed that it could take a couple of days to wear off. Actually wore off by the next day. It would help if the patients could leave with either the correct information or a written leaflet explaining this.

Extremely busy department, no explanation by the nurses why they were asking patients do read an eye chart, explanations needed throughout.

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Response from Fairfield General Hospital

We are sorry to read your comment regarding your visit to the Ophthalmology department at Fairfield general Hospital.

If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897.

We will also forward your comment to the department manager.

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