Police to investigate Stafford Hospital deaths

Hundreds of deaths at the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital are to be examined by police.

A review into deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has identified 200 to 300 cases where neglect may have contributed to death.

A review had been launched following the publication of the Francis Report into failings at the hospital to establish whether criminal offences were committed.


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.