A large crowd gathered outside of the hospital’s main entrance to listen to speeches from Andrew Gwynne MP, Angela Rayner MP and Tameside’s Mayor and to watch the unveil of the three metre by three meter sign which symbolises a new chapter in the organisation’s history.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – as it will be known from Today - will drive improvements in local health and social care, reduce health inequalities, and deliver a high quality, financially sustainable system.
It will link, coordinate or integrate with providers available across social care; primary care and community services; mental health, voluntary groups and the wider population to deliver on the vision of raising local healthy life expectancy to the North West average within five years.
Karen James, chief executive, added: “I am delighted to begin a new chapter in the organisation’s history. We have, along with our local partners, been working very hard to get to this position and I am very excited about how integrated care can help improve the health and lives of people living in Tameside and Glossop.”