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Some changes made to Administrators' draft report

Special Administrators at Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust are giving their final report into its future today.

They have made some changes to their draft proposals after getting feedback from people during the consultation period. They recommend:

  1. A midwife-led unit should be established. They say this will handle low-risk pregnancies - 50% of all births.

  2. A paediatric assessment unit should be run alongside the A and E, staffed by trained paediatric nurses and doctors.

They say their plans will allow critical patients to remain at Stafford as long as their conditions are "uncomplicated". This will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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