History of 'serious failings' at Stafford Hospital

In February 2013, a public inquiry found that failings at Stafford Hospital contributed to the deaths of hundreds of patients.

Its chair, Robert Francis QC, said there had been a "failure of the NHS system at every level" and made 290 recommendations in his 1,782 page report.

Robert Francis QC's report on the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Credit: Press Association

The report strongly criticised local health authorities and the trust board, but it did not blame any one individual or organisation.

Read: Key recommendations of NHS Mid Staffordshire public inquiry

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Stafford nurses struck off

Two senior nurses from Stafford Hospital have been struck off after a Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal. Tracy-Ann White and Sharon Turner were found to have falsified hospital data and to have behaved inappropriately towards patients.