Tameside Hospital has being been officially brought out of special measures, the health watchdog has reported.
After two years in special measures, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a range of and services for around 250,000 adults and children, has made significant improvements, inspectors said. Although formally removing the trust from special measures, watchdog Monitor said the hospital had much more to do to ensure it maintained high standards of care and got itself on a sure financial footing.
The trust will continue to be closely monitored as they work with partner organisations to take forward the proposals outlined by their specially established Contingency Planning Team (CPT). Senior Director of Transformation and Turnaround at Monitor, said: “Staff at Tameside have worked incredibly hard to turn this organisation around and improve things for patients.
“It is good news we have been able to take the trust out of special measures and our decision reflects the progress that’s been made.
“However, there is still a lot of work to do and we will continue to support the trust to ensure that its progress maintains.”
Fellow watchdog the Care Quality Commission inspectors rated the hospital as ‘requiring improvement’ but found that significant improvements had already been made.