"A brilliant surgeon saved my life"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Upper gastrointestinal sugery

(as the patient),

Last year after being treated for several weeks by my Doctor for a water infection, I had a hospital appointment with a Mr Muhammed at Tameside hospital and after a few minutes of explaining how much pain I was in and how very tired I felt all the time, I was rushed in for a emergency operation uder the care of Mr Muhammed where he performed emergency keyhole surgery on me to remove effected sections of my intestine due to alarge abscess being present. I truly believe he saved my life. I remained quite poorly for a few weeks but I could not believe the wonderful care I recieved from Mr Muhammed and all his team, I have never met a more caring surgeon who puts his patiants needs above all else and also goes well beyond the call of duty. this year I was lucky to be put back together again and had no need for any concerns at all being in his safe hands. he is a credit to the hospital to whom I am still singing his praises ....

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

Thank you for your positive posting on the patient opinion website.

I will make sure Mr Muhammad and the team are aware of your kind words.

I’m sure like me, they will be delighted.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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