"We took my husbands discharge"
About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
My husband was admitted via A&E onto the MAU unit in mid-May 2013. The care he recieved on this unit was satisfactory and it was then agreed that he would be transferred on to the cardiology ward not CCU-but a ward.This transfer happened after 11pm on the second night after his initial admission and he remained on this ward for just over a week. He was told that he required a proceedure that the hospital were unable to offer and was put into a system whereby a hospital anywhere on the M6 would be able to do it. After waiting 2 days he was told that he was green on the system and that it would soon be arranged. He then had the weekend to sit and wait and on the Monday after being in exactly a week he still hadnt been given a date. I should point out that he continued to have chest pain throughout this time. The next day he was told that it would be the following day only to be told 30 seconds later that all the proceedures had been placed on-hold for a minimum of another two days because of an outbreak of the norvovirus. By this point we had reached complete despair and we took his discharge and attended a different hospital. We went via A&E at the other hospital and he was advised that the first proceedure that he had waited on at Tameside wasnt required and was told about a different investigation. The nursing staff were few and the lack of equipment was a crying shame as well as what they were up against. When we did ask nurses anything only a select few were happy to help us. He sat in a hospital bed for 9 days and we believe was exposed to unnecessary risks.Would we go back? Absolutely not!!!-my husband is traumatised at what he encountered.