A&E Re-opening Decision

The decision on whether to re-open Stafford Hospital's accident and emergency unit at night will be taken later.

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Stafford Hospital explain delays in A&E opening

A media briefing to outline delays in re-opening Stafford Hospital's Emergency Department at night. Credit: ITV Central News

Stafford Hospital says the decision not to re-open the Accident and Emergency department at night, despite sorting out staffing levels, is based on clinical and safety grounds.

It has be shut at night since December but was expected to re-open next month.

Now it will be October at the earliest before it operates through the night.

The hospital denies there is any hidden agenda to close the unit permanently.

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