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Mid Staffs faces being dissolved

Scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust will be dissolved and critical care, maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital cut under proposals unveiled today.

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Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust: 'Business as usual'

The TSA has recommended that maternity and children services be stripped at Stafford Hospital Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust insists it is "business as usual" after administrators announced it should be dissolved and one of its hospitals stripped of key services.

The trust says all services, including those for children and maternity, will continue during the public consultation period.

The trust, which runs Stafford Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital, went into administration in April after a report found it was not "clinically or financially sustainable."

Trust Special Administrators (TSAs) have now recommended a major shake-up, saying the trust earns around £150m a year but costs about £170m to run.

The consultation on their recommendations starts on August 6 and is running until October 1.

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