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Tameside hospital chief quits amid critical reports

Christine Green and Tariq Mahmood have resigned from Tameside Hospital Photo: Tameside Hospital

The chief executive of a scandal-hit hospital has resigned amid accusations that she presided over a "prevailing culture of failure".

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in Greater Manchester, announced today that Christine Green had "tended her resignation".

It is understood that the decision was agreed with the Trust's board last week but the decision was announced today - the day that three local MPs renewed their calls for her to step down following revelations about poor patient care.

It is also understood that medical director Tariq Mahmood has stepped down but his resignation was agreed in April.

Jonathan Reynolds, Andrew Gwynne and David Heyes, the three MPs whose constituents use Tameside as their main local hospital, issued a joint statement today urging Ms Green to go.

The standard of care delivered at the trust, in particular the poor performance of A&E and the impact that "poor management" is having on the delivery of health services at the hospital, was the key concern for the MPs.

But the hospital said it commissioned the reviews so it could "understand" more about its delivery and an action plan is already in place to address the concerns.

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