Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester
Following the initial investigation conducted by the Healthcare Commission into alarming death rates at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, public enquiries and full scale investigations have revealed that more and more hospitals are failing to provide an expected level of care. Fourteen hospitals are now being investigated for the mistreatment and neglect of patients, one of which is Tameside General Hospital in Greater Manchester.
Tameside General Hospital scandal
The hospital is said to have one of the worst mortality rates in the country, according to the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) results for the last two years. Tameside General Hospital has been in the media spotlight several times since the scale of the NHS scandal was revealed. The news surrounding the death of an older gentleman who died from a treatable colon inflammation and a young girl who died from septicemia highlighted significant failings on their wards.
It has been widely reported that patients died from treatable illnesses and that the care of patients, particularly the elderly, was sometimes inadequate.. Tameside General Hospital has been under investigation several times over the last few years. One report revealed that from 2003 – 2006 the mortality rate was 23% the above national average.
However, the issues at Tameside Hospital are more widespread than this. Many more people are still suffering the consequences of over-worked medical staff and under-managed wards. Issues such as misdiagnosis, failing to interpret test results properly, making errors during operations or patients being left for too long in hospital beds without proper care can often lead to more complicated and serious issues.
Claiming compensation not only gives the victim relief from any financial pressures which were a result of their injuries, but it also holds the hospital accountable for such actions. By taking action against the trust responsible for the failings that led to your injury you can help to address the issues within the NHS, to ensure it won’t happen again.
Hospital Negligence experts
If you feel you have suffered medical negligence at Tameside General Hospital, or any other hospital it is important to contact solicitors with specialist knowledge in the field of medical law.
The scandal surrounding these hospitals is centered on the fact they failed to deliver an expected level of care to their patients, which covers a range of different issues. Many patients have claimed for medical negligence due to mistreatment and poor care as well as serious surgical and medical errors. If you have suffered due to failures in a hospital in the last three years, or wish to make a claim on behalf of a loved one, call us today for free advice on the best way forward on 0800 014 7481.