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Mid Staffordshire Trust NHS recommendations summary

Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is to be dissolved under today's proposals Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Administrators have made a number of recommendations for Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust which is to be dissolved:

Stafford Hospital recommendations:

  • A&E is to remain as a day-time service
  • No babies should be born at Stafford Hospital
  • Children should no longer be admitted as inpatients to Stafford
  • Specialist frail and elderly assessment service to be put in place
  • No major emergency surgery carried out
  • Inpatient service for adults with medical problems to continue
  • Beds should be made available for recovering patients following a spell of inpatient treatment at a specialist hospital
  • Children will continue to be assessed at the existing paediatric assessment unit during its opening hours
  • A small critical care area to be retained
  • Elective care and day cases should remain

Cannock Hospital recommendations:

  • All current services will remain
  • Beds should be available for recovering patients treated at specialist hospitals so they can be nearer to home
  • Elective surgery should be enhanced with new surgical specialities introduced
  • Range of day case procedures should be increased where possible