Today has seen welcome news regarding Tameside General Hospital, which used by many constituents. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their latest inspection report into standards at the hospital. Whilst the report did state that improvements were still needed, they were happy overall with the progress the hospital is making, and crucially recommended that the hospital be taken out of Special Measures.
Along with my fellow Tameside MP’s I have been fighting for change and improvement at Tameside Hospital ever since I was elected back in 2010. I recognise that this is a positive step on the journey Tameside Hospital is on following the change of leadership, and it is vital that this continues.
I am pleased that the CQC have acknowledged the progress being made at Tameside General Hospital since it was placed in special measures. This is an important development for the Hospital and it should give confidence to residents in Tameside that the hospital is undoubtedly getting better.
All I have ever wanted is for my constituents to receive the healthcare they deserve. I would like to praise the hard work and dedication of the staff who have made this possible. From conversations with constituents and through the casework I receive, I have seen first-hand the evidence of improvements that are being made. As the CQC report highlights, there are still areas that need further attention, in particular with A&E waiting times. I will be working to ensure that Tameside Hospital continues to improve in the long-term.