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.

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Stafford Hospital may be put into administration today

Scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could become the first foundation trust in the country to be put into administration.

Health regulators announced in February that they were considering the move to 'safeguard services' for local patients.

This afternoon officials from Monitor, which regulates foundation trusts, will make an announcement on the 'next steps' for the troubled trust, a spokeswoman said.

The trust was at the centre of a public inquiry into the failures at Stafford Hospital where hundreds of patients may have died needlessly after they were neglected.

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