Tameside Hospital NHS FT has been awarded an overall score of ‘Good’ by the CQC following their most recent inspection into the quality of services at the Trust in August 2016.
The outcome of this report represents a significant step in the organisation’s journey to deliver outstanding care services for its patients and is a huge boost for the local people and staff at the organisation.
In 2013 the Trust was placed into special measures following an inspection by Sir Bruce Keogh. In just three years the Trust has gone from being rated as ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’.
When asked about the latest CQC inspection, chief executive, Karen James said: “In 2013, when I joined the Trust, I promised to the local people, patients and staff that together we would improve the services at the organisation. Today we can look back at our journey so far and appreciate that we have come a long way. I am immensely proud of my staff and the contribution they have made to improve services for local people.
As I have said many times previously, our journey will never be complete. We will continue to improve the quality of services at the organisation. The latest inspection by the CQC puts the trust in an excellent position as we enter 2017 and look to progress our plans to improve the health and wellbeing of our local community.”
Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council and the Accountable Officer for NHS Tameside & Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group added: “I am delighted that the people of Tameside and Glossop now have a local health provider to be proud of again. We now look forward to how we can improve upon this excellent platform and genuinely enhance the lives of local people through an integrated health and social care system”.
The full report by the CQC is now available on the Trust’s website and action plans have been put in place to address the areas where the CQC would like to see further improvements made.