Tameside Hospital starts listening

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The scandal-hit Tameside Hospital, which serves Glossopdale, has launched a major listening exercise for its staff, patients and stakeholders.

As previously reported, the Greater Manchester hospital was put in special measures following a Government report into high death rates.

The strategy, called Tameside Listens, began on Thursday and will take place over a six-month period.

It covers eight strands of work and activity: supporting and developing people, promoting compassion and care, listening and responding, ensuring safety, pursuing excellence, performing brilliantly, delivering quality and working in partnership.

Interim Chief Executive Karen James said: “We know we haven’t always got everything right and we want to do better. So we want to listen and learn. And that’s why we’re launching Tameside Listens.

“And we want all our local stakeholders, delivery partners, governors, staff and local people to join with us in shaping the vision that will enable us to do so.”