The Health Information Centre managed by Tameside Libraries and Tameside Hospital provides a free, confidential assisted information service.
It provides booklets on all key health conditions, Tameside Hospital Patient Information Leaflets, healthy lifestyle booklets details of national and local support groups and charities, support offered by Tameside Council,internet based health information and information on a range of community languages.
The service is available to patients of Tameside Hospital and Tameside GPs. It also welcomes enquiries from patients’ families and carers. A recent survey of users found over 93% had found the information given had proved to be ‘very useful’ to them. A high proportion had used the information to help them manage an existing health condition/learn about medications whilst 73.9% stated they were using the information to take action to improve their lifestyle.
The Health Information Centre is situated at the Hartshead North Entrance, Tameside General Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RW.