"A Hysterectomy for Christmas"

About: Tameside General Hospital

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I found out I had to have surgery in early December, I needed to have a hysterectomy quite urgently and the earliest it could be done was Christmas Eve. I have to say I was very frightened about having this done. I can't believe its a week after my surgery now and I feel so much better in every way. I would like to say a huge thank you to my consultant and his team, and all the staff on the ladies health unit who looked after me while I was in hospital, I couldn't have had better care and attention anywhere else you were all fantastic! Also thank you for my Christmas gift, it was very unexpected and very nice.

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Response from Lindsay Stewart, Deputy Director of Nursing, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

I am glad you are recovering well from your recent operation.

I would also like to thank you that following your operation you have shared your experience with us.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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