Outpatient Department

General & Orthopaedic Outpatient Department

We offer outpatient clinics from 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturday’s all day. Outpatient services are offered in five different locations on the main Tameside site as follows;

Hartshead South
Hartshead South Outpatients primarily hosts Cardiology and Respiratory medicine clinics. It is also the home to the Cardio Respiratory Investigation department (CRI), where cardiac related diagnostic investigations are carried out, some more complex diagnostic tests take place in the surrounding trusts.  There is also a Neurophysiology department and satellite clinics for surgeons coming from other trusts.

The Dermatology team here provide a variety of services including minor operation sessions, cryotherapy, and specialist nurse-led phototherapy (light-therapy) treatments and a complex dressings clinic.

A Urology service is also offered in partnership with consultant colleagues from Stockport Foundation trust. On the Tameside site we offer outpatient and diagnostic services for example cystoscopy and truss biopsies, and counselling support however if patients require surgery this would be carried out on the Stepping hill site.

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Hartshead North – Yellow Suite
Within the Yellow Suite there are a variety of clinics that are carried out, this includes:

  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ears Nose and Throat
  • Ophthalmology
  • Audiology
  • Dental services

Hartshead North – Blue Suite
Within the Blue Suite there are a variety of clinics that are carried out, this includes,

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Gastroenterology
  • Breast Care Services
  • Vascular services, including Podiatry and Tissue Viability Nursing
  • Vascular Studies
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Pre op and Venepuncture
  • Renal


Clinic 10, Fracture and Trauma and Orthopaedic clinic
The Fracture clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic where patients may be seen by a nurse, have an x-ray and also see a consultant. We operate orthopaedic elective and fracture clinic sessions, providing all methods of casting requirements to facilitate treatment. The casting room is served by a mixture of qualified nurses and casting technicians, supported by health care assistants. Patients are seen either on a nurse led clinic or from the doctor’s clinic.

The department is working hard to reduce the need for patients to come to the hospital. A&E and Orthopaedics are working together to support virtual fracture clinics improving the service for patients and staff.  In addition, the department works closely with the Surgical Appliances department, who have a variety of orthotics to assist treatments.

Ladysmith/ Macmillan Unit
Ladysmith Clinic is home to the Tameside MacMillan unit. This area is where the majority of our cancer related services are delivered; allowing patients of Tameside and Glossop receive chemotherapy closer to home from our colleagues at The Christie Cancer Hospital.

Children’s Outpatients
The department is also home to the Children’s Outpatient Department, which hosts general paediatric clinics and also provides a number of specialist clinic. It comprises both Paediatric and Adult nursing staff depending on the clinical expertise needed and includes:

  • Asthma
  • Orthopaedic/ Fracture
  • Ears Nose and Throat
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Surgical appliances
  • Audiology
  • Paediatric Phlebotomy
  • Specialist clinics

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