"Lack of communication between hospital and district nurses"
About: Tameside General Hospital / General surgery Tameside General Hospital General surgery OL6 9RW
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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 day care surgery in Tameside Hospital and was told the dressing had to be changed after 48 hours and District Nurses would visit to do this. After over 3 days they had not visited. Wife repeatedly phoned and left messages to which nobody replied. Husband was in severe pain and couldn’t walk, so was unable to get to GP for dressing removal. Finally family member removed dressing.