28 February 2013

It comes after the CQC made an unannounced visit to Tameside Hospital on 13 February to review Outcome 4 – appropriate care and Outcome 13 – safe staffing. The CQC found the hospital to be fully compliant in respect of both outcomes.

The CQC stated that: “There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.” They also stated that: “People were protected from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment.”

The CQC review team visited the busiest areas of the hospital – the Accident and Emergency Department, the Medical Assessment Unit and the Day Case Unit, arriving on what was one of the busiest days of the year.

The CQC also commented: “People we spoke with were happy with the care that they were receiving at the hospital. They told us that they were well looked after and that they didn’t have to wait for staff to help.”

Chief Executive Christine Green said: “This is really good news for Tameside Hospital and recognises the outstanding contribution made by the staff, particularly given the huge demand we are experiencing for hospital services.”