Health officials are discussing whether to put the scandal hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust into administration. The regulator - Monitor - said it was considering the move to safeguard services for patients.
This latest development for the hospital comes on the day relatives of patients who died at Stafford held a silent protest outside a board meeting in Manchester attended by the Head of the NHS. Campaigners led by 'Cure the NHS' founder, Julie Bailey, are calling for Sir David Nicholson to resign.
Callum Watkinson reports.
What does the decision to appoint trust special administrators to run Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust mean?
The Health Secretary's response came after failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, which highlighted the suffering of hundreds of people.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has today outlined new plans for NHS following the Stafford scadal