From the Health Archives
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26th Jan A pensioner whose wife died ‘in agony’ after a catalogue of hospital mistakes has been awarded a six-figure payout. Anthony Lindley, 70, believes Susan would still be alive today if medics at Tameside Hospital had spotted the blockage in her bowel that was causing her so much pain. Despite being admitted three times with severe […]
6th Jan Young patients at Tameside Hospital were left stunned when they were paid a surprise visit by a popular Premier League footballer. Children staying in the Ashton hospital’s paediatric department couldn’t believe their eyes when Manchester United’s Juan Mata dropped by to spread some New Year cheer. The Spanish midfielder handed out some presents and had pictures […]
4th Jan Tameside smokers are being urged to get help with their new year’s resolution to quit smoking, feel healthier and save money. Be Well Tameside, a free specialist NHS service, is calling on the 38,700 people in Tameside who smoke to get support to improve their chances of quitting for good. New data from Public Health […]
16th Dec Smokers in Tameside are being urged to give their family an extra gift this Christmas by giving up smoking. Staff from NHS support service Be Well Tameside are on hand to help people take the first steps to improve their health and save money. People who stop smoking can expect to feel the health benefits […]
6th Dec The Tameside Macmillan Cancer Unit fundraising appeal has created their own take on the festive song ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. The Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, who are collaborating to create the new purpose-built centre at Tameside Hospital, have released the video in the hope it will raise […]
25th Nov The boss of Tameside Hospital was given recognition as being one of the country’s best during an award show on Wednesday night. Flying the flag for Greater Manchester, Karen James was shortlisted for the title of Chief Executive of the Year 2016 – one of only seven nominated for the prestigious award. Paul Connellan, who […]
27th Oct A North Reddish Grandad  suffering from dementia  has gone missing from his home and there are concerns for his welfare. 73-year-old David Owens has been missing since Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 and his family and police are becoming increasingly worried as David will be not be able to take his medication. David was last seen on […]
14th Oct A family from Hyde are making a desperate plea after their father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Ken Mutch, 68, is undergoing treatment at a clinic in Germany in the hope they can find a cure for his life-threatening condition. The devoted Manchester City fan was initially diagnosed in February 2015 with […]
14th Oct A Tameside actress and singer, who famously won the popular TV show, ‘Opportunity Knocks’ has sadly died aged 83. Gwyneth Fleetwood, a lifelong resident of Ashton, recently passed away after a short illness. Many people may remember Gwyneth from her performances in the pubs, clubs and masonic halls of Tameside, where she would often appear […]
12th Oct Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust’s Karen James, has been short-listed for the prestigious ‘Chief-Executive-of-the-Year’ Health Service Journal award it was announced at the Trust’s AGM. Ms James has been in London presenting before the board of assessors who will announce their decision on November the 23rd at a glitzy ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in London […]