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.

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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.