Friday 2nd June 2017
WHEN people call 999, cost is the last thing on their mind. They want emergency help and they want it quickly. Yet it actually costs around £500 to send out an ambulance. Multiply that figure against the 1,200 calls made to Tameside Council’s community response team over the last six months for elderly people who suffered a fall, and the result is a bill for £600,000.
Friday 19th May 2017
Tameside Hospital’s newly built Macmillan Cancer Unit has won a special green award for its sustainable design and innovative approach to environmental patient care.
Friday 3rd March 2017
A new pilot launches on Monday 6th March aimed at reducing the number of unnecessary attendances at Tameside Hospital’s A&E department through the use of Skype. In a period where A&Es across the country have come under increased pressure, this new initiative, which focusses on local care and residential homes, is seen as a possible solution to the problem.
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Manchester’s specialist cancer centre, The Christie, has launched a new chemotherapy service at Tameside Hospital, so that more cancer patients from the Tameside and Glossop area, can access its first class chemotherapy treatment closer to home.