About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 9RW
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My husband had to visit A&E in the middle of the night via an ambulance trip in. Paramedics were simply brilliant in dealing with my husbands kidney stone pain and can`t fault them. We found the triage nurse to be very matter of fact. Keen to move us on and out to a waiting area where we had to sit for over an hour. It would have been nice to have had some idea of the wait we would entail. Nothing forthcoming until a nurse came and put us in a cubicle. I had to ask how long until we saw a doctor and was told two and a half hours. As we had already been there for over and hour and a half , we were told an hour . At least we knew, but the most awful thing is the piped radio music everywhere. You had to listen to it and when you are there a while it becomes monotonous! We don`t like this type of music so were finding it unbearable. Any chance of calming classical / or easy listening music instead of pop please? I am sure we can`t be the only ones. The doctor was very good but we did find the tattoos on his arms slightly unprofessional to see.
I think they should have been covered up. Was pleased with treatment given.