MPs are calling on the chief executive of Tameside Hospital to quit for presiding over a "prevailing culture of failure".Read the full story ›
There are fears of a new NHS crisis at Tameside Hospital after two critical reports by independent bodies.Read the full story ›
Two previously unpublished reviews seen by The Guardian allegedly detail substandard levels of care at Tameside General Hospital in Greater Manchester.
The paper claims the reports by the NHS' Interim Management and Support team and the North West Utilisation Management Unit, which helps hospitals in the region improve their performance, state that patients have been left in pain and without seeing a doctor for days on end.
The reviews were based on visits in March and April.
The reports are also said to refer to persistent staff shortages, especially at night, and a lack of consultants on wards.
Tameside Hospital has said it has drawn up an action plan to address the issues highlighted, which has been approved by Monitor, the regulator of foundation trust hospitals. It also told The Guardian that some concerns raised by staff "were not able to be substantiated."
Government inspectors have gone into Tameside Hospital today to find out why its death rate is one of the highest in the country.
The hospital is one of four in the north west under the spotlight.
A team of medical experts went in to decide whether the standards of care and treatment are up to scratch.
They'll hear from patients and their familes tonight, as Amy Welch reports
Government inspectors are going into Tameside Hospital to find out why its death rate's among the highest in the country. The hospital's under the spotlight after a damning report into patient neglect elsewhere in the NHS.
Government inspectors are at Tameside Hospital today to establish why the death rate there is among the highest in the country.Read the full story ›
A highly critical report into the care of a man in Greater Manchester says his treatment was so bad he was denied any chance of survival.
Reginald Baird died of septicemia after doctors at Tameside Hospital failed to remove abscesses on his liver. The hospital has since carried out a full investigation.
Amy Welch reports.
A highly critical report into the care of a man at Tameside Hospital says his treatment was so bad he was denied any chance of survival. Reginald Baird died of septicemia after doctors failed to remove abscesses on his liver.
Reg's family are now taking legal action.
Tameside Hospital is in the top 10 of best-performing NHS trusts, according to the cancer charity Macmillian.
The hospital was ranked tenth across England and Wales, based on the feedback from cancer patients' surveys.
Patients at Tameside Hospital who responded to the survey were being treated for cancers including breast, colorectal/gastrointestinal, lung, gynaecological, haematological, head and neck and skin.
Tameside Hospital's new accident and emergency department has been officially unveiled.
Despite the work involved in the multi million pound refurbishment, the unit has managed to keep operating round the clock.