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No redundancies expected at Stafford Hospital

Administrators in charge of Stafford Hospital told a public meeting tonight they will not be "wedded" to an earlier report that recommended acute services at the hospital should close.

Administrators also said that there would be no redundancies at the hospital during the administration process.

There was applause when administrators were asked how much the administration system would cost. Alan Bloom, the accountant in charge, said that it would be in excess of £2 million but would not be paid out of the trust's budget.

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