Stafford Hospital crime probe

A criminal investigation has begun into the death of a woman at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said today. Gillian Astbury died after slipping into a diabetic coma at the hospital in 2007.

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Cure the NHS welcomes Stafford Hospital crime probe

Campaign group Cure the NHS has commented on the news that the Health and Safety Executive has launched a criminal investigation into the death of a woman at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital.

Cure the NHS welcomes the announcement of a formalinvestigation into the tragic death of Gillian Astbury but we note that it hastaken six years for this to happen.

Gillian's death after nurses failed to ensure shehad vital insulin medication serves as a tragic reminder of the appalling caremany patients and their families were forced to endure...

To this day many members of Cure the NHS are saddened at the failures of the wider system to act in the interests of patients. The West Midlands SHA took no action on Ms Astbury's death between 2007 and 2010 and her incident was one of thousands left open and not properly investigated.

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