Health regulator Monitor's plan will be subject to a public consultation and services at the hospitals in Stafford and Cannock will continue to run as normal until a final decision is reached.
It is important that people in Mid Staffordshire know that they can still access services as usual at Stafford and Cannock hospitals while the trust special administration process is ongoing.
We have taken this decision to make sure that patients in the Mid Staffordshire area have the services they need in the future.
It is now the role of the trust special administrators to work with the local community to decide the best way of delivering these services.
More top news
Explosives and suicide vests have been seized from a group of suspects stopped on Turkey's border with Syria, the Turkish army has said.
The teenager's family spoke of their "torment and pain" after serial killer Levi Bellfield finally confessed to her murder.
England and Wales could see drink-driving limit fall to 50mg if same measure proves successful in Scotland, minister suggests.