Patients to take part in death-rate probe at Tameside Hospital
Visitors and patients at Tameside Hospital are to share their experiences directly with health chiefs as part of a probe into high death rates. A public forum is being held later this month on the same day as a major government inspection of the hospital.
Some of England’s top health experts will inspect the wards next Thursday, watching doctors and nurses at work and speaking to patients. After the visit, a panel of inspectors will hold a public meeting at Dukinfield town hall to listen to views of local people.
Tameside is one of 14 hospitals in England to be inspected as part of a government probe into higher than expected patient death rates. Between October 2011 and September 2012, 18 per cent more patients than expected died at the hospital, according to figures. Read more here: Manchester Evening News