Health Information Centre

Welcome to the Health Information Centre

The Health Information Centre is located in the main entrance of the Hartshead South Building Image of Health Information Centre

We are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside these hours you can leave a message on the telephone voicemail service, or you can email us. Please do not forget to leave your contact details so that we can answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

You can contact the Health Information Centre via a member of hospital staff, in person, by telephone on 0161 922 5332 or email healthinfo@tgh.nhs.uk The centre is for patients, their carers and family members whether an inpatient, outpatient or patient of a GP. The office is open Monday to Friday and when closed you may leave a message on the telephone voicemail service or by email. Please do not forget to leave your contact details so that we can answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

The Health Information Centre is a joint service between Tameside Council and Tameside Hospital.

What the Centre can do for you

The centre provides a free health information service which includes booklets on all key health conditions. We can provide you with the following information:-

  • patient information leaflets;
  • details of national and local support groups and health charities;
  • a directory of services and support provided by Tameside Council for support after you leave hospital.
  • Health information from national organisations, eg. Diabetes UK or the British Heart Foundation. Image of Patient Information team helping
  • Internet based information from trusted websites
  • local self-help group contact details
  • council information and signposting to other services, such as The Carers Centre, Adult Services or PALS.

Please visit our Useful Links section, which gives links to external information that may be of use. The sites listed provide quality information and advice on most diagnosed conditions.

Our Local Services sections will give you links to local organisations which can assist you with your health or social care needs.

We are unable to deal with enquiries on general enquires, appointments, test results or waiting lists. For that information please contact the relevant areas, the numbers are below:-

  • General Enquiries - ring 0161 922 4676
  • Appointments - ring 0161 922 6991
  • Test results/waiting lists - ring the appropriate department or secretary.

The Tameside General Hospital Switchboard number is 0161 922 6000.

Feedback

We are always looking of ways to improve our service. Please tell us what you think of us - the service in general, the website and anything else you may think of. This may be good or bad.

You can email us (healthinfo@tgh.nhs.uk); contact us directly; or complete the feedback form.

The following sites provide quality information and advice on most diagnosed conditions:-

Find Local Services

Here are links to local organisations which can assist you with your health or social care needs:-

Local Groups and Organisations - database of local groups and organisations provided by Tameside Libraries Information Service

Contact Us

Tel:0161 922 5332 or
Email: healthinfo@tgh.nhs.uk

Opening times:-

We are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside these hours you can leave a message on the telephone voicemail service, or you can email us.