Marchers back Stafford Hospital

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Mid Staffs is first Foundation Trust in administration

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has become the first foundation trust in the country to be put into administration.

Special administrators will take over the running of the scandal-hit trust from today.

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has become the first foundation trust in administration Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The current executive team will report to the trust special administrators, clinician Dr Hugo Mascie-Taylor and Alan Bloom of Ernst and Young, Regulator Monitor said.

Special administrators would be given 45 working days to design a way of providing services to patients in the area "that is sustainable in the long term".

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