Thursday, 24 October 2013
Tameside Hospital trust identified as 'high risk' by health watchdog
The NHS trust running Tameside Hospital was named by health care regulators today as one of 24 in the country identified as 'high risk'. A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said almost a quarter of NHS trusts have been identified as high risk and may not be offering safe, good-quality care to patients. Analysis by the regulator found 44 trusts with the most serious level of concern, including higher than expected death rates across their hospitals.
All 161 trusts were divided into six bands, with band one being the highest risk and band six the lowest. There were 44 trusts in the two bands with the highest risk, with 24 trusts in the highest possible band, band one. Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was placed in band one. Read more: Manchester Evening News