"Infection after pacemaker fitted"

About: Tameside General 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 wanted to remain anonymous. They said...

This lady had a pacemaker fitted. The operation went well but she got an infection and had to have 1 ½ litres of fluid removed. She felt this wasn’t picked up quickly enough, and it took a long time for her to feel well. She is now active again but feels she had a bad experience.

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

I am sorry to hear you did not have a positive experience during your visit.

Whilst I appreciate your post, without specific information it is difficult for us to look into the concerns you raise.

If you are able to contact us, please can I ask you contact Gregory Motler Head of Pals and Complaints on 0161 922 4771 or email Gregory.Motler@tgh.nhs.uk

Many thanks

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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