Stafford Hospital's Chief Executive, Lyn Hill-Tout, has told ITV News: "We're not perfect at Mid Staffs".
She also said that: "We put patient safety at the priority of everything we do."
South Staffordshire PCT has issued a statement apologising for not identifying such poor levels of care.
– South Staffordshire PCT
On behalf of South Staffordshire PCT we firstly want to recognise how difficult a day this must be for the families who have lost loved ones and have suffered as a result of the poor care delivered at Stafford Hospital. Our thoughts are very much with them.
The PCT also admitted they were not sufficiently proactive enough in identifying the quality and standard of care that was provided, as well as the unnecessary anguish suffered by patients and their families.