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Mortality rates at five trusts are to be investigated, the NHS Commissioning Board announced today, in reaction to the official report into mistreatment and neglect at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. They are as follows:
- Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
The chief executive of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, Lynn Hill-Tout, has said she would be happy to be a patient at Stafford Hospital today, and that she would also be happy for her 90-year-old mother to be treated there.
The head of the NHS Confederation pledged a relentless drive to repair damage to public confidence in the health service on what he called a "sad and shameful day" for the organisation.
Mike Farrar, chief executive of the membership body for health service commissioning organisations, said the Francis Report was a much-needed ward-to-Whitehall assessment of care failures.
Lynn Hill-Tout, Chief Executive at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, said their aim was "to put right the wrongs of the past and do a great job for its current patients".
Chairman of the public inquiry into serious failing at Mid Staffordshire NHS, Robert Francis QC, made a total of 290 sweeping recommendations for healthcare regulators, providers and government in his 1,782 page report.
He said the treatment received by hundreds of patients displayed a lack of "care, compassion, humanity and leadership."
Labour Leader Ed Miliband said he wanted to reaffirm the previous Government's apology over what happened Stafford Hospital. He added: "We on this side are truly sorry."
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A public inquiry has blamed a failure 'at every level' of the NHS for the abuses at Stafford Hospital that resulted in hundreds of deaths.
The chair of the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS made 290 recommendations to prevent the 'disaster' of Stafford Hospital occurring again.