As health regulator Monitor announces that Mdid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into administration, a look back at the scandals which have marred the Trust for years:
- In 2009, a highly-critical report by the Healthcare Commission revealed a catalogue of failings at the trust and said "appalling standards" put patients at risk.
- Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected in a three-year period from 2005 to 2008, the Commission said.
- In February 2010, an independent inquiry into events at the trust found it had "routinely neglected patients".
- The was named as 'unsustainable' by an independent investigation in January.
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