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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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Statement from Mid Staffs Trust following £200k fine

The trust which runs Stafford hospital have released a statement following the £200,000 fine they were issued for the failures in care which led to the death of a diabetic patient.

Gillian Astbury died in 2007 after nurses failed to give her insulin.

Jeff Crawshaw, Deputy Chief Executive of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation said:

On behalf of the Trust, I want to again express our deepest and most sincere apologies to Mrs Astbury’s family for the unacceptable care she received

at Stafford Hospital in 2007. Today marks the final stage in what has been a thorough and long running investigation into the failings which led to her tragic death...

From the very beginning, we have acknowledged the failings in Mrs Astbury’s care, and we have never shied away from our responsibility for what happened to

her. It has been recognised by all sides in this distressing case that our Trust is a very different and much better organisation now than it was when this tragedy occurred.

– Jeff Crawshaw, Deputy Chief Executive of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation

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