"Extremely unhappy and have grave concerns"

About: Tameside General Hospital

What I liked

Didn't like anything

What could be improved

Better quality of care.

Anything else?

Our child was born premature and was admitted to the NICU. Initially, the nurses were very nice, however, when we asked questions we were never given a straight answer.

Each time we visited the unit and spoke to a different nurse, we would hear something different to what we were previously told, not filling us with much confidence.

Our child eventually progressed and moved up stages within the unit. We are now at a stage where there a few minor issues with our child yet the nurses are fighting against us rather than trying to work with us in trying to get our child home.

We don't want to put too much detail on this public site, however, we will comment that we have grave concerns and will be making the matter formal once we finally make it to the end of our NICU journey.

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Responses

Response from Tameside General Hospital

It is unfortunate that you feel you are experiencing a poor level of care in the NICU, which is often noted for delivering a high quality of care. It is important that the information you are given is consistent, accurate and fills you with confidence in the care we deliver rather than cause you upset and anxiety. In order that we can deal with this issue immediately rather than wait until the end of your NICU journey I would suggest you ask to speak in private to Sister Sue Moore or Matron Wendy Hulse, who will spend time with you and work through your concerns.

We would wish that when you take your baby home from NICU it will be a time to enjoy rather than spend it on dealing with your poor experience here. I can assure you that we will be able to discuss with you any matter you wish to raise and we welcome all comments on our service so that we can continue to improve or care to babies and families.

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

It is unfortunate that you feel you are experiencing a poor level of care in the NICU which is often noted for delivering a high quality of care. It is important that the information you are given is consistent, accurate and fills you with confidence in the care we deliver rather than cause you upset and anxiety. In order that we can deal with this issue immediately rather than wait until the end of your NICU journey I would suggest you ask to speak in private to Sister Sue Moore or Matron Wendy Hulse who will spend time with you and work through your concerns.

We would wish that when you take your baby home from NICU it will be a time to enjoy rather than spend it on dealing with your poor experience here. I can assure you that we will be able to discuss with you any matter you wish to raise and that we welcome all comments on our service so that we can continue to improve or care to babies and families

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 John.Goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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