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NHS needs 'sweeping reforms'

A public inquiry into the serious failings of an NHS hospital, where patients suffered "appalling" treatment, will recommend an overhaul of regulation to ensure poor managers are replaced and better training, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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'Appalling standards' at hospital prompted inquiry

  • In 2009, a highly-critical report by the Healthcare Commission revealed a catalogue of failings at the trust and said "appalling standards" put patients at risk.
  • Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected in a three-year period from 2005 to 2008, the Commission said.
  • In February 2010, an independent inquiry into events at the trust found it had "routinely neglected patients".

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