New ward at Tameside hospital named after health worker


A newly refurbished ward at Tameside hospital has been named after Martin Taylor who was a mental health service manager for Penine Care NHS trust and died from cancer aged 52 in November 2010. For more than 30 years Martin dedicated his life to improving the health of others. 

His widow Maggie and two sons, picture above, unveiled the plaque on the "Taylor Ward". Maggie described it as " a touching tribute to Martin". Pennine Care''s chief executive Michael McCourt said "naming a ward after someone only happens when they have made an exceptional contribution to patient care ". The ward includes en-suite facilities, a communal day room, gardening club and a sensory room.