Callum Watkinson reports from the first public meeting to be held between the administrators of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and members of the public.
Hundreds of people turned out to listen and ask questions about the fate of Stafford and Cannock Hospitals.
Another meeting will be held tomorrow at Staffordshire County Showground.
A look at the key events and players in the Stafford Hospital story.
The future of the Trust which runs Stafford Hospital will be outlined as special administrators publish a draft report on service provision.
Stafford Hospital say they "apologise unreservedly" in a statement following the report into "failings" at the hospital.