"Not enough departments for such a large hospital"

About: Altrincham General Hospital

I had a coil fitted at the old Altrincham hospital 3 years ago.

After having complications i went back to have it checked as i was in a lot of pain, only to be told that there is nobody in the hospital that can check me over.

Ive also been to the hospital with my little boy who had fell and bumped his head and was again told nobody can check him over as he is 2 so id have to go to trafford general A+E. Surely there should be clinics for minor illnesses as well as injuries, a childrens department and a sexual health clinic.

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Response from Patient Experience Team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn that your experience was not as positive as we would hope.

The Operational Manager for Altrincham Hospital is sorry that the services you required are no longer available at the new Altrincham Hospital. A full list of the services can be found be visiting the Central Manchester Foundation Trust website, link provided for your convenience http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/altrincham-hospital

Altrincham Hospital offers a nurse led minor injuries unit and Trafford Urgent Care Centre Manager has advised that children attending Altrincham with head injuries would be advised to attend an urgent care centre so that they could be assessed by a doctor.

Altrincham Hospital is no longer commissioned to offer a sexual health clinic as this is now a community health service. The details of how to contact a sexual health clinic can be found on the attached link: http://www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/trafford/sexualhealthservice/

It is difficult to respond to all the posts in a full way often because of a lack of detailed information, therefore if you would like to discuss this with us in more detail, please feel free to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk