"visit to a&e on 2 March at about 7.30pm"

About: Tameside General Hospital

I was seen in a&e at around 9.30pm. The doctor was amazing. I have allergies to most painkillers except paracetamol and I had broken a rib and was in excruciating pain. The doctor took the time to find a suitable painkiller that was going to be effective and not cause an allergic reaction. Having visited a&e previously it was extremely refreshing to see a true professional who has literally given me a pain reliever that actually works instead of fobbing me off with "poor you, off you go". I cant thank the doctor enough.

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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 these lovely comments. We are working hard to ensure patients receive the best care and treatment in a timely manner and it is great to receive feedback like this.

Thank you again

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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