Talking to ITV News Central's Alison Mackenzie, the Chief Executive of Monitor said that its decision to make Stafford Hospital a Foundation Trust was 'retrospectively a mistake'.
Earlier today Monitor hinted that Stafford Hospital may go into Administration to 'safeguard services' for local patients.
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