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The NHS whistleblower who first raised concerns about standards at Stafford Hospital has told ITV News Central she's relieved individuals are finally being held to account.
It comes in a week when two former nurses where struck off and the cases of a further three people are being considered. From Stafford, Gareth Owen reports.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council which struck off two nurses who worked for Stafford Hospital has confirmed that it is still examining the cases of three other people who worked there.
Mid Staffordshire Trust was at the centre of a public inquiry after it was found that poor care could have led to the deaths of hundreds of patients.
Sharon Turner and Tracey White were struck off yesterday after a misconduct hearing ruled that their fitness to practise was impaired. The council was told Sharon Turner used foul mouthed language about patients and was abusive to colleagues.
In addition, both women inaccurately recorded patient discharge times from accident and emergency to meet targets.
The council said it could make a decision on the charges against Jan Harry, a director of nursing, and next week it could decide the future of two other senior nurses.
Two nurses who worked for scandal-hit Stafford Hospital have been struck off for faking records and verbally abusing colleagues. Sharon Turner and Tracey White were deemed unfit to practise after a hearing found them guilty of misconduct. Darryl Murphy reports.
In February 2013, a public inquiry found that failings at Stafford Hospital contributed to the deaths of hundreds of patients.
Its chair, Robert Francis QC, said there had been a "failure of the NHS system at every level" and made 290 recommendations in his 1,782 page report.
The report strongly criticised local health authorities and the trust board, but it did not blame any one individual or organisation.
Tracy White is one of two nurses at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital that have been struck of the nursing register today, after being found guilty of misconduct.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council ruled that Ms White's fitness to practice was impaired after she refused to help a senior nurse undress an elderly patient and called her a "naughty little monkey" for not taking drugs to treat constipation.
It also found that in relation to a patient who had attended A&E following a termination, Ms White said words to the effect of: "she can wait, if you can do that to your baby".
Between July 2000 and July 2010, the nurse also inaccurately recorded patient discharge times from A&E, and ordered other colleagues to follow her example, the panel found.
The Foundation Trust which runs Stafford Hospital has confirmed it still employs one of the two nurses who has been struck off after a Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal.
Accident and emergency nurse Sharon Turner has been struck off after a Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal was found her fitness to practice was "impaired".
In addition to using foul language about patients and falsifying waiting time data, she also threatened to make a colleague's life "hell", and made racially-motivated comments about doctors, the nursing regulator ruled.