"Colonoscopy at Tameside Hospital"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as a staff member),

This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published.

They said…

Elderly man had bowel symptoms (change in bowel habit).

Had colonoscopy at Tameside Hospital. He was very satisfied with all aspects of care. The sedation was effective.

All staff were very understanding and efficient. When the procedure was finished he didn't know it had even started!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this very positive comment. I will ensure that these are passed onto the colonoscopy team involved in your care.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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