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 A&E re-opening delay

Stafford Hospital's Accident and Emergency unit. Credit: ITV Central News

It's been decided not to re-open Stafford Hospital's Accident and Emergency department at night until October.

A&E has been closed overnight since December because of staff shortages but it was hoped that after a recruitment drive it could re-open next month.

However, hospital bosses say more work is needed to 'fully integrate the newly appointed staff in the department'.

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