"Chest pain: I could not have had better treatment"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I was taken by ambulance to the hospital with chest pains - I thought I was having a heart attack. A & E were very attentive and efficient - I was admitted to the Medical Assessment Unit and diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. I could not have had better treatment - the MAU is well-designed and the staff are thorough. I have been in Private Hospitals in the past and this definitely matched up to them.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback at what am I sure was a very stressful time for you.

We will certainly pass on your comments to the team concerned.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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