In the scathing report Robert Francis QC attacked local health authorities and the trust board but he refused to blame any individual for failures at the trust.
However, the families of victims are calling for "accountability" and for the NHS Commissioning Board chief executive Sir David Nicholson to resign over the scandal.
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.
Managers at Stafford Hospital accept that there were problems on some of the wards. But they say it's now one of the best in the country.