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NHS campaigner Julie Bailey awarded CBE in New Year Honours

NHS campaigner Julie Bailey has dedicated her CBE to her late mother - whose death promoted a campaign to expose the neglect of patients at Stafford Hospital.

Ms Bailey founded the campaign group Cure The NHS after being appalled by the care she witnessed her mother receive at the hospital.

Julie Bailey, founder of Cure the NHS Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ms Bailey has been awarded a CBE for her services to the care of older people in the New Year Honours List.

She said: "I am deeply honoured to receive this award as an important acknowledgement of our struggle for a better NHS. I am certain that my mum would be extremely proud of me and it is to her I dedicate not only this award but also our continuing struggle for a safer health service."

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Fight is too hard for public inquiries - health campaigner

Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, has told a parliamentary committee that people who have suffered wrongdoing should not have to fight so hard to get a public inquiry.

She gave evidence at Westminster earlier to a committee looking into the rules surrounding the setting-up of inquiries. Julie Bailey lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal and went on to set-up the campaign group, Cure the NHS.

Campaigner welcomes police investigation into Stafford Hospital scandal

"Cure the NHS" campaigner Julie Bailey has welcomed a police investigation into hundreds of deaths at Stafford Hospital.

Staffordshire Police are looking into around 300 cases where neglect may have contributed to a patient's death.

Julie set up the group Cure the NHS after losing her mum who was a patient at Stafford.

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Julie Bailey: We want his resignation, if not his sacking

NHS campaigner Julie Bailey, who set up Cure the NHS after her mother Bella died at Stafford Hospital in 2007, has said she will ask members of the NHS Commissioning Board to call for their boss' resignation:

We want his [Sir David Nicholson's] resignation, if not his sacking.

He has brought the NHS into disrepute.

We are planning to lobby members of the board to call for him to resign.

– julie bailey, founder, cure the nhs

Cure the NHS demand resignation

Cure the NHS on the day the inquiry into Stafford Hospital was published Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The campaign group Cure the NHS are handing in a letter at Downing Street today.

The group, led by Julie Bailey, are demanding that the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, resign over the Stafford Hospital scandal.

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