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Inquest into death of Stafford patient to resume

John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 Credit: ITV News Central

A second inquest in the death of a Stafford Hospital patient, who was sent home with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen, will resume later today.

John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 after a doctor failed to spot the ruptured spleen following a mountain bike accident.

Coroner Catherine Mason adjourned the inquest in April and requested that Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, who run the hospital, make the necessary staff available as witnesses.

After the first inquest in 2007 an internal report from the hospital said Mr Moore-Robinson's treatment could have been negligent.

Yesterday the inquest heard from a Mid Staffs nurse, who said the trust was understaffed at the time of Mr Moore-Robinson's death.

Today the inquest will hear from Dr Ivan Phair, a consultant in the A&E unit, who wrote the trust's internal report. In his report he said Mr Moore-Robinson should have had an ultrasound examination, which would have identified the damage to his spleen.

Mid Staffs nurse gives evidence at inquest

A statement was read to the court from Mark Saville, a staff nurse at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, that talked of staff shortages at the time Mr Moore-Robinson died.

"When I started working at the trust in 2006 we were understaffed."

– Mark Saville, a staff nurse at Mid Staffordshire NHS trust
John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 after a doctor failed to spot he had a ruptured spleen Credit: ITV News Central

The statement went on to describe how two nurses in Accident and Emergency would have responsibility for thirteen patients.

The court was also told that "there was no minimum standard" for the taking of vital signs from patients at Mid Staffs at the time.

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Second inquest to resume into death of Stafford patient

A second inquest is to resume into the death of Stafford Hospital patient John Moore-Robinson, 20, who died after being sent home from the hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen in April 2006 following a mountain bike accident.

John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 after a doctor failed to spot he had a ruptured spleen Credit: ITV News Central

Coroner Catherine Mason adjourned the inquest in April and requested that Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, who run the hospital, make the necessary staff available as witnesses.

After the first inquest in 2007 an internal report from the hospital said Mr Moore-Robinson's treatment could have been negligent.

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Thousands sign petition to keep children's services at Stafford Hospital

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the trust which runs Stafford Hospital to rethink plans to cut back children's services.

The camp outside Stafford Hospital in July Credit: ITV News Central

Almost 4,000 people have backed a campaign which was launched online last night as hundreds of protesters gathered at Stafford Hospital as the Clinical Commissioning Group held their AGM.

The group is campaigning to keep maternity and paediatric services at the hospital.

Stafford Hospital protest camp to stage walking protest

Around 500 people from the camp protesting outside Stafford Hospital are expected to stage a walking protest later as the Clinical Commissioning Group hold their Annual General Meeting.

The camp outside Stafford Hospital in July Credit: ITV News Central

They are walking just over a mile from the protest camp to the Beacon International Centre.

Members of Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group will use the meeting to report back on their first year as a statutory body and address some of the future challenges facing the NHS both locally and nationally.

Stafford Hospital campaigners call on Health Secretary to visit

A group which is campaigning against maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital being transferred next year have sent a letter to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to visit the hospital.

Campaginers say the hospital should be a beacon of health care and have asked Mr Hunt to personally intervene and stop what they call a "rushed and flawed process" to move services.

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Number of protesters occupying land next to Stafford Hospital increasing

It is exactly a month since protesters began occupying land next to Stafford Hospital.

They are campaigning to stop health services being moved away from the town.

The number of tents on the site is growing and Support Stafford Hospital says it will stay for as long as it takes.

We respect the rights of campaigners to express their views on the future of services. I have received reassurances from the organisers that there will be no disruption to patients or visitors.

– Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

One month on: Stafford Hospital protestors still there

This is what the campsite looked like last month Credit: ITV News Central

Protestors who set up camp in the grounds of Stafford Hospital are still there after one month.

They've vowed to stay put until key services are saved. They are calling for the decision to dissolve the trust to be reversed.

Stafford Hospital is in the process of being downgraded following a critical public enquiry which was published last February.

Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust have issued the following statement:

We respect the rights of campaigners to express their views on the future of services. I have received reassurances from the organisers that there will be no disruption to patients or visitors.

– Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Mid Staffordshire NHS

Parents to find out when inquest into son's death at Stafford Hospital will resume

A second inquest into John Moore-Robinson's death was granted after a long campaign by his family Credit: ITV News Central

The parents of a man from Leicestershire who died after he was misdiagnosed by hospital staff should find out today when the inquest into his death will resume.

John Moore-Robinson was treated in the A and E department at Stafford Hospital in April 2006 after a mountain biking accident.

The inquest was halted when it emerged there were witnesses that had not been called by the hospital to give evidence.

Patient safety to be assessed at Stafford Hospital

Patient safety is to be assessed at Stafford Hospital following staff shortages Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Health inspectors will be assessing the safety of patients at Stafford Hospital later because of staff shortages.

The special administrators running the Hospital Trust say recruiting and keeping staff has become a "significant challenge".

They've asked the Care Quality Commission to review patient safety.

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