Tameside Hospital improvements Welcomed by Ashton Solicitors
News that Tameside Hospital has made ‘significant progress’ and should come out of special measures has been welcomed by Pearson Solicitors Medical Negligence Partner John Pollitt.
Progress has been made by improving critical care, staffing levels and leadership and the Care Quality Commission made the recommendation after a visit in April, 2015. A Health regulator “Monitor” is now due to make a decision on the Trust’s status.
Tameside General Hospital was one of a number of hospitals investigated for having a high mortality rate in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal.
The Ashton-under-Lyne hospital was inspected last year but failed to meet eight of the 11 national safety standards, inspectors have now changed the rating for critical care services from "inadequate" to "good".
Pearsons are investigating quite a number of cases with Tameside Hospital and welcome any measures that can be made to put patients and safety first.
“Mistakes made by healthcare professional are thankfully rare, but when things do go wrong and when I chat to my clients one of things many of them say is that they want an explanation and assurances that it won’t happen again to others,” said Mr Pollitt.
Recent improvements were also recorded in medical care, surgical and outpatient services.
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