"Wait for test results"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Cardiology Wythenshawe Hospital / Cardiology

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

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...

This 86 year old lady has a cardiac condition. All indications are she should be urgently reviewed for possible heart surgery. Her GP in Hyde is chasing up the results of tests with no success. Tameside Hospital have sent their results to Wythenshawe, and the Consultant has requested an opinion from surgeons there.

She and her family are aware the operation might be too risky but they need to know what is happening.

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

Thank you for these comments without the specific details of this patient it is difficult to look into this. Please can I ask that this lady contacts Helen Howard Matron for Patient Experience so this can be addressed.

Telephone:0161 922 4652


John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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