Toni Moody-Miller has only recently had her neck brace removed. She is now recovering from her attack but still has to perform exercises and may need further physiotherapy.
Doctors confirmed that one of her vertebrae was broken in the assault but say they are pleased with how she is recovering.
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ITV Central's Health Correspondent was given exclusive access to the A&E department which is of most concern to Jeremy Hunt.
The Trust, which is in special measures, was named and shamed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as being one of the worst in the country.
Paul Farrelly, the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, told ITV Central's political programme Central Lobby.