Stafford Hospital: The families

The very latest on the inquiry into standards of care at Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 & 2009.

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Stafford Hospital inquiry chairman to meet families of victims

Robert Francis announcing his report findings yesterday Credit: PA

The chairman of the report into "failings" at Stafford Hospital is to meet families of some of the victims who died.

Robert Francis QC will be in Stafford later today to meet with relatives.

Yesterday's public inquiry report highlighted the "appalling suffering" of patients at the hospital between 2005 and 2009.

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Victim's father: 'Sir David Nicholson's job is untenable'

Following the publication of the Francis Report yesterday which highlighted the "unnecessary suffering" of patients at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, NHS chief Sir David Nicholson remains in his role today.

Victims' families have called for him to step down over the Stafford Hospital scandal, despite Sir David saying he is "not ashamed" of being in his job.

Frank and Janet Robinson, whose son John who died at Stafford hospital seven years ago, spoke to ITV Daybreak.

Frank said: "[Sir David] presided over a failing trust, no one has been able to account for this... I was always told the 'buck stops at the top'."

Stafford Hospital inquiry: The families, full report

For years, relatives of patients who died at Stafford Hospital have been speaking out about the appalling standards of care they received.

Patients were at their most vulnerable and in need of special attention. They were also deprived of basics, including food, water and medicine.

Our correspondent Keith Wilkinson has been listening to the heartbreaking stories of the victims of Stafford Hospital.


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Daughter: Mother was 'neglected' at Stafford hospital

It is being described as 'the darkest day in the history of the NHS', as today the long-awaited report into failings at Stafford hospital is finally published.

Eighty-six-year-old Joyce Williams was one of the victims at Stafford hospital, her daughter Castell spoke to ITV Daybreak, who said that her mother was not properly treated whilst in hospital care.

She added that she did not know at the time it was due to neglect of care.

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