Tameside Hospital will remain in special measures, because it has failed to make sufficient improvements after a review condemned its care.
The hospital, in Ashton-Under-Lyne, was criticised in the Keogh Report a year ago. The report examined patient death rates in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal.
The health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, will reveal later today that it still has areas of concern after repeated re-inspections of Tameside's services.
Tameside is expected to stay under constant review from NHS experts for another six months.