"We are making significant improvements".
That's the message from Karen James, Interim Chief Executive, Tameside General Hospital in response to a critical report by CQC inspectors who found the trust was still failing to meet 8 out of 11 key national standards.
The Trust says it has already started recruiting 60 nurses and compassion is at the heart of what they do.
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Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock said: "I welcome this promise of swift action from Cumbria police which could bring home the appalling human cost of the cover-up at the CQC. Lives may have been lost... because of people covering their backs rather than acting to protect patients."
Cumbria Police says it will spend three weeks examining the CQC's report into the alleged cover-up into the deaths of mothers and babies at Furness General Hospital.
A statement by the force said:
Cumbria Constabulary is considering the content of the lengthy CQC report that was released last week. A dedicated team of detectives will examine the report in detail and decide whether any further action is required. We will keep the Metropolitan Police informed as appropriate.
We are committed to examining the report thoroughly, and it takes time to do this properly. We anticipate examining the report will take three weeks.
The former deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, Jill Finney, has insisted she and colleagues did not order the destruction of a report criticising the NHS regulator's investigation at Morecambe Bay NHS trust.
A former director of operations at the Care Quality Commission claims he was sacked after raising serious concerns about the way it was run.
David Johnstone told the BBC he was escorted off the premises, then hit with a gagging order, after trying to introduce fundamental changes in the organisation.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, the author of the Mid-Staffs report - Robert Francis QC - said there appeared to be "considerable echoes" in the Morecambe case of the findings of his report into the Mid-Staffs scandal.
He said: "There has been apparently a lack of candour and openness attrust level, there was a failure of a regulator to find out that things weregoing wrong and it appears that there could well have been, in many differentplaces, a lack of openness and transparency."
Practices such as redacting and suppressing critical reports "can become self-justifying", he said.
"There becomes a need to keep things quiet to try and sort them out. Whereas actually in something as important as public health we need to be quite open," Mr Francis said.
He added that he had heard and seen evidence of "concerns being raised by individuals at both ends of the organisation being considered very unwelcome by the leadership" of the CQC during his inquiry.
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