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Ron Street, a friend of Gillian Astbury's, has said: "Today’s acknowledgement of guilt by the Trust does little by way of justice against those individuals who permitted such unsafe practices for so long".
"Senior members of the [Mid Staffordshire NHS] Trust Board, who were responsible for implementing this system of unsafe work at the hospital whilst Gillian was in their care, have never been held to account"
The Health and Safety Executive has said "Her [Gillian Astbury's] death was entirely preventable. She did not get the insulin she needed to control her diabetes."
The case of Gillian Astbury has been sent to the Crown Court for sentencing.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust earlier pleaded guilty to breaches of health and safety connected to the death of the diabetic patient in 2007.
The health trust which runs Stafford Hospital has pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws over the death of a diabetic patient.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust admitted failing to ensure the safety of 66-year-old Gillian Astbury, who was not given insulin and lapsed into a diabetic coma.
The criminal prosecution was brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) three years after an inquest jury ruled Mrs Astbury, from Hednesford, died due to neglect.
The inquest found low staffing levels and a systemic failure to provide adequate nursing facilities were both contributory factors.
Staff failed to give Mrs Astbury insulin, amounting to a "gross failure" to provide basic care, the jury ruled.
She had been admitted in April 2007 for treatment for fractures to her arm and pelvis.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty at Stafford Magistrates Court to safety breaches.
They were charged over the death of patient Gillian Astbury, who died at Stafford Hospital in 2007 after entering a diabetic coma.
The prosecution proceedings of Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust are due to begin today after an inquest revealed a 66-year-old woman died due to neglect.
Gillian Astbury died at Stafford Hospital in 2007 after entering a diabetic coma.
Two nurses were found guilty of misconduct. The trust apologised for what they called "appalling care".