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Dummy 'taped to baby's face'

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust apologise after a baby was found with a dummy taped to its face.

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Hospital previously slammed for 'appalling standards'

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been subject to several reviews and investigations, after a highly critical report by the Healthcare Commission in 2009 revealed a catalogue of failings, and said "appalling standards" had put patients at risk:

  • Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected between 2005 and 2008
  • An independent inquiry into events at the trust in February 2010 found it had "routinely neglected patients"
  • The Trust has paid out more than £1 million in compensation to 120 victims of abuse, or their families

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