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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First day of administration for Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust

Stafford Hospital Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Special administrators will be running the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust from today.

It is the first foundation trust in the country to be put into administration.

It means that regulators will draw up a "sustainable" action plan for its future.

Hundreds of patients died needlessly at Stafford Hospital when financial targets were put before patient care.

The Francis Report highlighted the "appalling and unnecessary suffering of hundreds of people" between 2005 and 2009.

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