Mid Staffs referred to CPS

Former bosses at Mid Staffordshire hospital have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by Stafford Borough Council.

Stafford Council makes formal complaint to CPS regarding former Mid Staffs bosses

At a meeting of the Full Council last night it was agreed to instruct the council’s Chief Executive to make formal complaint to the Crown Prosecution Service in that Martin Yeates – the former Chief Executive of the hospital Trust and Mrs Toni Brisby – former chair of the Trust - committed the offence of misconduct in public office by knowingly giving false and misleading evidence to the council’s statutory overview and scrutiny committee.

– Stafford Borough Council

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Former Mid Staffs bosses referred to CPS by council

Former bosses at Mid Staffordshire hospital have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by Stafford Borough Council.

This Council instructs the Chief Executive to make formal complaint to the Crown Prosecution Service in that Mr Martin Yeates and Mrs Toni Brisby committed the offence of Misconduct In Public Office by knowingly giving false and misleading evidence to the Council’s Statutory Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

– Stafford Borough Council

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Thousands march to save Stafford Hospital

Protesters say they fear the cuts will lead to losses of life and will put other local hospitals under strain

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Stafford to protest over threatened cutbacks to acute services at Stafford Hospital. Protesters say they fear the cuts will lead to losses of life and will put other local hospitals under strain.

The Market Square was filled with thousands protesters

Protesters filled the Market Square and many surrounding streets, they marched to the hospital approximately one mile away.

For years Stafford has faced criticism over poor standards of care, which has been blamed for hundreds of patient deaths.

Marchers say that lives will be put at risk if the hospital loses some of its services

But marchers say the hospital has greatly improved and the threat of acute services being moved elsewhere will leave people in the town in danger.

Stafford Hospital can be seen with thousands of protesters gathered in the grounds

The hospital is currently in special administration the administrators say they are aware of the strength of feeling locally and are setting up public meetings to hear people's views.

Thousands gathered at Stafford Hospital as part of a march to save Stafford Hospital hospital

Thousands march to support Stafford Hospital

Thousands of local people are marching in Stafford today in support of Stafford Hospital.

The march has been organised by a community group, with the support of local MPs and Stafford Borough Council.

It comes after the hospital has been placed in administration.

The rally is aimed at saving services such as the Accident and Emergency department, intensive care and maternity units.

Thousands gather for Stafford Hospital march

Thousands gathering in the centre of Stafford Credit: ITV News Central

Thousands of local people have arrived in Stafford today to march in support of Stafford Hospital.

The march starts from Stafford Market square at 14:30. It has been organised by a community group, with the support of local MPs and Stafford Borough Council.

People of all ages gather in support of Stafford Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

March planned to save services at Stafford Hospital

The union Unison expects around 40,000 people to attend Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A march to save vital services at Stafford Hospital is due to take place today. It comes after the hospital has been placed in administration.

The rally is aimed at saving services such as the Accident and Emergency department, intensive care and maternity units.

The union Unison believes around 40,000 people will be attending.