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Mid Staffs Trust fined £200,000 over death of diabetic patient

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust has been fined £200,000 after pleading guilty to failings in care which led to the death of a 66-year-old diabetic woman who was not given insulin.

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Mid Staffs Trust to be sentenced over diabetic patient's death

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be sentenced Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to failings in care which led to the death of a 66-year-old diabetic woman who was not given insulin.

Gillian Astbury died at the hospital in 2007 Credit: ITV News Central

Gillian Astbury fell into a diabetic coma at Stafford hospital in April 2007, after being admitted with a fractured arm and pelvis.

The Trust became the first in the country to go into administration after reporting operating deficits of £11million.

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