Julie Bailey, founder of campaign group Cure the NHS told Daybreak that NHS boss Sir David Nicholson is "ultimately responsible" for what happened at Stafford Hospital.
She said, as former Chief Executive of the strategic health authority, what happened at at Stafford Hospital happened "under his watch".
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Police said the child, who was without a driving licence, was trying to make his way 2,500 miles from the east coast to Perth.
The 24-year-old was charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of throwing a corrosive fluid.
Winds will veer northerly overnight with colder air streaming in over the next few days.