Monitor boss: 'We should not have made Stafford a Foundation Trust'

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.

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Stafford report delay

The administrators of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have been granted more time to prepare a report into how the trust should be run. The trust runs Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 and 2009.