"The very first smile!"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I have been under this hospital for several years and it has now become a standing joke with my husband, will a member of staff actually smile in cardiology. I wonder if they realise how much it puts you at ease.

Today, having made my usual bet, I was SO pleased to be treated in CRI by Lesley. As I told her, I don't do flannel but she was so relaxing to be with and genuine. A credit to the profession. Some of the receptionists and other staff should take note. We are individuals not numbers! ! !

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Response from Helen Howard, Head of Patient Experience, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments, I will ensure your comments are passed onto the department

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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