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Watchdog finds 'serious shortfalls' at hospital

The NHS watchdog has told Tameside hospital trust it needs to make improve to meet national standards. The CQC said there were serious shortfalls in some areas including, delays, cancellations and treating people with mental health issues.

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Tameside trust says it's 'turned a corner'

"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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