Verdict: Coroner finds 'key failings' in care at Stafford Hospital

A coroner has identified six key failings and several "shortcomings" in the care of a man who died within hours of being discharged from Stafford Hospital.

John Moore-Robinson, from Leicester, had suffered a ruptured spleen in a mountain biking accident - but doctors failed to spot it.

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Mid Staffs nurse gives evidence at inquest

A statement was read to the court from Mark Saville, a staff nurse at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, that talked of staff shortages at the time Mr Moore-Robinson died.

"When I started working at the trust in 2006 we were understaffed."

– Mark Saville, a staff nurse at Mid Staffordshire NHS trust
John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 after a doctor failed to spot he had a ruptured spleen Credit: ITV News Central

The statement went on to describe how two nurses in Accident and Emergency would have responsibility for thirteen patients.

The court was also told that "there was no minimum standard" for the taking of vital signs from patients at Mid Staffs at the time.

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