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Tameside hospital needs 'urgent improvement'

Tameside Hospital bosses have been told to make "urgent improvements" by the Care Quality Commission after it was revealed that the hospital are failing to meet three of the four national standards.

The CQC report into the failings was based on two unannounced visits in May where it found that the hospital was failing criteria including: respecting and involving people who use the service, their care and welfare and assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision.

Tameside Hospital bosses have been told to make "urgent improvements" by the Care Quality Commission Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/

Inspectors expressed concerns over the handover process for patients brought into Tameside's accident and emergency department by ambulance, and the privacy of patients' confidential information.

The medical watchdog's report has been released on the eve of a major report into hospital death rates by Sir Bruce Keogh.

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