An independent report has found that the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is clinically and financially unsustainable.
While it says Stafford and Cannock hospitals are providing safe care at the moment, they will not be able to continue providing the same service in the future and break even financially.
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The House of Commons Petitions Committee has said they will keep an eye on the petition and are concerned about fraudulent signatures.