"Hip Replacement at Tameside"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as a staff member),

We are posting this story on behalf of a gentleman who approached a member of Healthwatch Tameside staff.

He was admitted to Tameside Hospital for a hip replacement. He was very pleased with his treatment, saying everything was great, the food the staff and the care he received. The only thing he felt could have been improved was the number of staff on the ward, He felt each nurse had too many patients to look after.

On one occasion he had to remain on a bed pan for half an hour, which was rubbing on his stitches, whilst he waited for the nurse who had explained that she would get back to him as soon as she could.

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

Thank you for assisting this gentleman to share his experience with the Trust. I am pleased that over all the experience was good. ‘Getting the staffing right’ is one of the Trusts priorities. We are currently working to ensure that levels are correct on all wards and department s.

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


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