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Health watchdog Monitor has selected PwC to supply the team that will help find a long-term solution for patients of Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In September, Monitor announced it was taking action at the trust because it was facing challenges providing acceptable levels of care and is financially unsustainable in its current form.

Now PwC will work with the trust, local commissioners, clinicians and patients to develop a way of fully integrating healthcare services for the local population before seeing whether or not it is the best solution for the trust.

Paul Chandler, Regional Director at Monitor, said: “Patients in Tameside deserve to get quality, sustainable care, and we are now one step closer in helping the trust to provide this.

“Working with local people, staff and the healthcare system, PwC will help pioneer this new approach and find the best solution for Tameside Hospital.”

The cost of up to £2 million will be funded by Monitor, as part of its commitment to make the health sector work better for patients.