"I was an in-patient in Tameside ..."

About: Tameside General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I was an in-patient in Tameside Hospital on two occasions recently and also attend as an out-patient. I have considerable experience of hospitals in different parts of the country, both private and NHS. I would say, without any reservation, that Tameside is the best I have experienced in 40 years. The staff were patient, caring and professional, even though overworked at times. The cleaning and hygiene regime was very strict on the wards where I was a patient. I don't usually make comments by email or otherwise. I was, however, moved to write this today in response to the "Dr. Foster Report" which I saw on the TV news. His comments seemed so far from my own experience of Tameside that I felt the need to comment. My sincere thanks to all who work at Tameside. Keep up the good work!

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Response from Tameside General Hospital

Dear Mr. Moore,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about Tameside Hospital – I am delighted to learn that you feel that Tameside Hospital is the best you have experienced in 40 years. You may like to know that there have been a number of contacts from people making the same point about the difference between the impressions given following the publication of the Dr Foster report, as compared to their own positive experience. Comments like yours help to reassure the public of the high standards we seek to attain, and help our staff to know that their efforts are really appreciated by those who actually use our services.

Many thanks again.

Philip Dylak


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