David Cameron apologised for the way the system had allowed "horrific abuse to go unchecked and unchallenged" for so long.
Speaking on behalf of the Government and the country he said: 'I'm truly sorry'.
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.