– Judith Morris, director of nursing and midwifery, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
"Our staff are determined that this criminal and malicious event does not overshadow the hospital's long-standing record of good care and we are grateful for the outstanding support for our community.
"The police investigation may be ongoing, but we have always been clear that the deplorable act of deliberate contamination does not reflect on the good care provided by our skilled and dedicated staff."
Police say it is now a year since the first person was killed at Stepping Hill hospital and the investigation is still ongoing. Seven people died and twenty two were poisoned because of deliberate contamination at the Stockport hospital.