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.
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.
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