"Very very poor."

About: Tameside General Hospital

I'm still waiting for the hospital to get in touch about my knee operation which should of been done over 2 months ago. I understand why this hospital has so much bad press. No communication. I've contacted the hospital and all I got was a voice mail back saying there's no appointment yet!! We'll be in touch. If you can I'd definitely go to another hospital. I go away in August and if my operation gets booked in then then I'll have to consider leaving it until after my holiday.

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

Thank you for your comment, it is difficult to give specific answers without more detail, The department is looking at a way to reduce waiting times across all Orthopeadic specialties. If you would like to contact Sarah Bradbury Business development manager for Orthopaedics and Surgery on 0161 922 4105. Sarah will be able to look into it further and offer a solution.

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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